The Nutrition Diva's Quick and Dirty Tips for Eating Well and Feeling Fabulous

The Nutrition Diva's Quick and Dirty Tips for Eating Well and Feeling Fabulous

Join Monica Reinagel, author of "Nutrition Diva's Secrets for a Healthy Diet," as she serves up simple, painless ways to upgrade your eating habits. Sorting through conflicting information and busting popular myths, Monica takes the stress out of eating so you can enjoy food, instead of fighting it. Before you know it, you'll be eating healthier and feeling more fabulous!

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April 13, 2021 7 min
What is seitan, and what's it made of? How do you use it? Is it good for you? Find out whether meat substitute one to try or one to skip? Read the transcript. Check out all the Quick and Dirty Tips shows. Subscribe to the newsletter for more diet and nutrition tips. Join the conversation on Facebook and Twitter. Links: https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/health-fitness/healthy-eating/what-is-seitan https://www.quickanddi...
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Does eating more frequently boost your metabolism or cause you to burn more calories? Will going too long between meals cause you to go into starvation mode? Nutrition Diva has the facts on these widely held metabolism myths. Read the transcript. Check out all the Quick and Dirty Tips shows. Subscribe to the newsletter for more diet and nutrition tips.. Join the conversation on Facebook and Twitter. Links: https://www.quicka...
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In the latest installment of our series on global cuisine, dietitian Sandra Arévalo joins me to talk about the nutritional aspects of traditional Colombian diets. Read the transcript. Check out all the Quick and Dirty Tips shows. Subscribe to the newsletter for regular updates. Join the conversation on Facebook and Twitter. Links: https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/healthy-eating/colombian-cuisine https://www.quickanddirtyt...
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Phytic acid is often referred to as an "anti-nutrient" because it can block the absorption of minerals from foods. But phytic acid also has many positive effects on health. Nutrition Diva weighs the pros and cons. Read the transcript. Check out all the Quick and Dirty Tips shows. Subscribe to the newsletter for regular updates. Join the conversation on Facebook and Twitter. Links: https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/he...
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Whether it's the number of calories on the Nutrition Facts label or the readout on your Fitbit, chances are those calories counts are wildly inaccurate. So, what's the point of paying attention to calories? Nutrition Diva explains. Read the transcript. Check out all the Quick and Dirty Tips shows. Subscribe to the newsletter for regular updates. Join the conversation on Facebook and Twitter. Links: https://www.quicka...
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There's no doubt pandemic restrictions have affected our eating habits in ways both good and bad. We've all heard enough about the "quarantine 15," so let's take a look at the upsides of pandemic eating. Read the transcript. Check out all the Quick and Dirty Tips shows. Subscribe to the newsletter for regular updates. Join the conversation on Facebook and Twitter. Links: https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/...
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Nutritional supplements are a $122 billion dollar industry and the majority of adults take at least one. Yet most research shows them to be of little benefit. Nurition Diva offers some guidelines for deciding which supplements are actually worth it. Read the transcript. Check out all the Quick and Dirty Tips shows. Subscribe to the newsletter for regular updates. Join the conversation on Facebook and Twitter. Links: https://...
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We tend to pay more attention to research studies when they find something that works. But we learn just as much from what doesn't work. Greg Lopez of Examine.com joins me to explain how to understand null results and why they matter. Read the transcript. Check out all the Quick and Dirty Tips shows. Subscribe to the newsletter for regular updates. Join the conversation on Facebook and Twitter. Links: https://www.quickan...
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A variety of products claim to keep produce fresh longer by absorbing ethylene gas. Preventing food waste is important, but do these products really work? Read the transcript. Check out all the Quick and Dirty Tips shows. Subscribe to the newsletter for regular updates. Join the conversation on Facebook and Twitter. Links: https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/health-fitness/healthy-eating/will-these-products-keep-produce-fresh-...
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February 9, 2021 10 min
Many people assume that sourdough must be more nutritious than regular bread. But is there any science to support that assumption? Read the transcript. Check out all the Quick and Dirty Tips shows. Subscribe to the newsletter for regular updates. Join the conversation on Facebook and Twitter. Links: https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/health-fitness/healthy-eating/health-benefits-sourdough https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/p...
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Vandana Sheth, author of My Indian Table and a registered dietitian, explains how nutritional guidelines based on Western dietary patterns can be adapted for traditional Indian cuisine. Read the transcript. Check out all the Quick and Dirty Tips shows. Subscribe to the newsletter for regular updates. Join the conversation on Facebook and Twitter. Links: https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/health-fitness/healthy-eating/indian-c...
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Type 2 diabetes affects about one in ten adults and anti-diabetic medications are the fourth most commonly prescribed medications. Could the bacteria in our guts hold the key to restoring a healthy blood sugar metabolism? Read the transcript. Check out all the Quick and Dirty Tips shows. Subscribe to the newsletter for regular updates. Join the conversation on Facebook and Twitter. Links: https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/he...
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Despite a recent decrease in the number of people taking it, fish oil supplements remain the third most popular nutritional supplement. But just how firm is the evidence to support their use? Read the transcript. Check out all the Quick and Dirty Tips shows. Subscribe to the newsletter for regular updates. Join the conversation on Facebook and Twitter. Links: https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/health-fitness/healthy-eating/fi...
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A new analysis suggests that low-carb diets cause you to burn more calories and lose weight. But the details tell a different story. Read the transcript. Check out all the Quick and Dirty Tips shows. Subscribe to the newsletter for regular updates. Join the conversation on Facebook and Twitter. Links: https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/health-fitness/weight-loss/low-carb-metabolism https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/podcasts...
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January 5, 2021 8 min
Is dried fruit as healthy as fresh? Is it healthy for people with diabetes? For toddlers? What are the healthiest dried fruits? Read on for answers to all your dried fruit questions. Read the transcript. Check out all the Quick and Dirty Tips shows. Subscribe to the newsletter for regular updates. Join the conversation on Facebook and Twitter. Links: https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/health-fitness/healthy-eating/is-dried-fr...
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Does wine give you a headache? Don't blame the sulfites. Find out what problems sulfites do (and don't) cause and whether you need to avoid them. Read the transcript. Check out all the Quick and Dirty Tips shows. Subscribe to the newsletter for regular updates. Join the conversation on Facebook and Twitter. Links: https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/health-fitness/healthy-eating/busted-myths-about-sulfites-and-wine h...
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How to tweak your meals and menus to keep your nutrition up as the mercury dips. Read the full transcript here: http://bit.ly/1RSWl2p
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Read the transcript. Check out all the Quick and Dirty Tips shows. Subscribe to the newsletter for regular updates. Join the conversation on Facebook and Twitter. Links: https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/health-fitness/healthy-eating/what-are-trans-fats https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/podcasts https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/subscribe https://www.facebook.com/QDTNutrition/ https://twitter.com/NutritionDiva
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It's common to experience an increased appetite or cravings for certain foods before your period. Understanding what's going on in your body and brain can help you cope. Read the transcript. Check out all the Quick and Dirty Tips shows. Subscribe to the newsletter for regular updates. Join the conversation on Facebook and Twitter. Links: https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/health-fitness/womens-health/hungry-during-per...
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A new study links diet soda consumption to increased risk of heart disease. You don't necessarily have to give up your favorite artificially-sweetened drink, but you may want to stop seeing it as a healthier alternative. Read the transcript. Check out all the Quick and Dirty Tips shows. Subscribe to the newsletter for regular updates. Join the conversation on Facebook and Twitter. Links: https://www.quickanddirtytips.com...
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