Category Archives: Nutrition Tips

Senior Health: Osteoporosis

What Is Osteoporosis? [1][2] Osteoporosis is a disease of the bones, which literally means porous bone, where the density of bones is decreased to make bones weak and more likely to break. The inside of a normal bone looks like a … Continue reading

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Older Adults and Nutrient Deficiencies

One segment of the population that is experiencing substantial growth is older adults, those 65 years old and over.  The US Census Bureau estimates that: 1 in 5 people will be 65 years old or older by 2030 By 2050, there … Continue reading

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Raw Milk

The consumption of raw milk is growing in popularity.  Raw milk is milk that has not been pasteurized.  Consumers looking for a healthier lifestyle may make the decision to drink raw milk because they believe that it is more nutritious … Continue reading

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Benefits of Breastfeeding

Did you know that the national average of breastfed infants at 6 months is 51.4%, but drops down to 29.2% at 12 months of age?  Idaho alone shows that 58.2% of infants are breastfed at 6 months while only 27.9% … Continue reading

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How to Get Your 9 a Day!

The recommended daily intake for fruits and vegetables is about 4-5 servings of each a day according to the American Heart Association3.This was a new change to the recently released dietary guidelines1.For most people; this is a tough goal to achieve. … Continue reading

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Protein in Older Adults

It is no secret that the American population is getting older. Currently, 1 in 8 adults are considered older, which is age 65 and up.1 The RDA for protein is 0.8 g/kg/day, which allows for an acceptable macronutrient distribution range … Continue reading

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Sodium

Sodium often gets a bad name, but it is an essential nutrient in your diet that has several health benefits that include: (4) Maintaining a proper balance of water and body fluids Regulating blood pressure and blood volume Maintaining proper function of nerves … Continue reading

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Protein Supplementation for Athletes

Throughout the United States, athletes of all abilities are swarming to local supplement shops to buy protein powders. But Why Should Athletes be Concerned about Protein? Protein is essential in any diet, especially for athletes. While it provides a smaller … Continue reading

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National Nutrition Month®: Reducing Saturated Fats to ‘Savor the Flavor of Eating Right’

March is National Nutrition Month®! This year the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics is encouraging everyone to learn how to “Savor the Flavor of Eating Right” while still following a healthy eating pattern. The 2015-2020 Dietary Guidelines recommend limiting the … Continue reading

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National Nutrition Month®: Reducing Sodium to ‘Savor the Flavor of Eating Right’

March is National Nutrition Month®! This year the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics is encouraging everyone to learn how to “Savor the Flavor of Eating Right” while still following a healthy eating pattern. The 2015-2020 Dietary Guidelines recommend limiting the … Continue reading

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