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Lifestyle, Health, Nutrition & Inspiration from Luvo

Cooking vs. Carving: What to Do with Pumpkins

We’re in the heart of October, which can only mean one thing: It’s time to pick out a few perfect pumpkins. They are a staple decoration for many homes in October, obviously, but there’s more to them that. Sometimes we forget that pumpkins are edible, since many of us buy pumpkin puree in a can to make pie or other treats. Struggling with… Read more »

5 Must-Have Pantry Items for Fall

With the seasons changing, so will mealtime. The fall season brings cool crisp breezes, colorful leaves, leaving us craving cozy and comforting meals. Stock your pantry with 5 useful versatile ingredients to whip up fall-inspired recipes.… 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 »

Seven Ways to Transform Your Relationship With Food

When I first became a dietitian, I thought nutrition was all about what you eat. Now that I’m older, and somewhat wiser, I’ve learned eating well is more about your relationship with food. As I frequently tell my clients, it’s not you are what you eat, but rather you are… Read more »

All About Honey

Have you purchased honey recently? If your store or farmer’s market is anything like mine, you’ve likely seen an influx in the varieties of honey available. Sure, there’s the traditional honey bear, but sitting around him are honey’s of all kinds – from … Read more »