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Lifestyle, Health, Nutrition & Inspiration from Luvo

Why You Should Eat Dessert

Throughout my late teens and into my 20’s, I had a strict rule: desserts or sweets could only be eaten twice a week. At the time I thought I was doing something good for my body (and my weight), but as it turned out, the opposite was true.… Read more »

Nutrition Lessons from the World’s Healthiest Cultures

When people ask me, as a dietitian, about how to improve their health with nutrition, it’s almost always about the little things. Is gluten bad? How much sugar is too much? Is coconut oil okay to eat? What supplements should I take?… Read more »

Vitamin D Boosting Food Guide

We all know that we need to get our vitamins, but why exactly are they so important? Vitamins are substances that your body needs to function properly, usually in pretty small amounts. Most vitamins can’t be made in our body, so we have to get them from food. The one exception? Vitamin D. Unlike other vitamins, our body can make vitamin … Read more »

Thanksgiving: What to Eat Before, During and After

Thanksgiving has become ingrained in our culture as a holiday all about eating…and we’re supposed to eat as much as possible. This year, let’s change that perception, while still enjoying all the great food the Thanksgiving meal has to offer. Here are some strategies to … Read more »

Iron: Why does it Matter?

You may pump iron at the gym a few times a week, but your body pumps it continuously through the bloodstream every day. Iron is an essential mineral that can be found in our foods and is needed to make hemoglobin. Hemoglobin is a part of the… Read more »

Health Benefits of Coffee + Dietitian’s Coffee Orders

But first, coffee.

For many, coffee is a morning ritual that cannot be skipped. Coffee is a natural stimulant, which activates our central nervous system. Caffeine blocks an inhibitory neurotransmitter in the brain, which leads to a stimulant effect. Within 20 minutes of consuming caffeine, you start to feel more alert with a better ability to concentrate, focus, and react quickly. Studies have shown … Read more »