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How to Fight Inflammation with Food

How to Fight Inflammation with Food


Did you know your diet can help reduce the amount of inflammation in your body? Many foods have anti-inflammatory properties just as some actually cause inflammation. Learn which should be limited and which to fold into your day.

Weight No More: Best Weight Loss App for You

Weight No More: Best Weight Loss App for You


Tracking food intake and exercise is a proven method to help people lose weight and build healthy habits. Registered Dietitian Nutritionist Meridan Zerner shares tips to help you select the tracking apps right for you when looking to upgrade your health.

The What, Why & How of Meat Alternatives

The What, Why & How of Meat Alternatives


Protein should be a staple of any diet. With the rise of plant-based proteins in recent years, many people are choosing these options instead of animal proteins. Here's what you need to know about meat alternatives.

What is a Low FODMAP Diet?

What is a Low FODMAP Diet?


A low FODMAP diet is a temporary, restrictive eating plan to identify certain sugars that may cause intestinal distress. Read how this three-step plan helps people with IBS figure out which foods are problematic and which foods reduce symptoms.

How to Set SMART Goals

How to Set SMART Goals


The SMART acronym serves as a guide to help establish goals that drive greater impact. Meridan Zerner, Cooper Clinic Registered Dietitian Nutritionist, discusses how to work SMARTer, not harder to reach your nutrition and health goals.

On-the-go Eating

On-the-go Eating


Our hectic lives can make healthy eating a challenge. Cooper Clinic Registered Dietitian Nutritionist Emily Villaseca shares tips to help you achieve your nutrition goals even when on-the-go eating.

Making Healthy Nutritional Choices Transitioning into College

Making Healthy Nutritional Choices Transitioning into College


It's time to take the step from high school to college for many young adults. With it comes change, such as being responsible for their own meals. Cooper Clinic Nutrition offers guidance to help make the transition easier.

How Much Caffeine is Too Much?

How Much Caffeine is Too Much?


Eighty-five percent of Americans consume caffeine daily. Learn its side effects and half-life plus how to increase energy without it.

Weight Loss Injectables

Weight Loss Injectables


A new weight loss tool has exploded into public awareness—weight loss injectables. Here's what you need to know about injectables and how to maintain a healthy weight long term.

Steps to Fight High Blood Pressure

Steps to Fight High Blood Pressure


Almost half of Americans are battling high blood pressure. Cooper Clinic Nutrition explores the DASH diet and provides additional tips to help keep your blood pressure in check.

Building a Balanced Breakfast

Building a Balanced Breakfast


Eating breakfast is a healthy habit that kick-starts your metabolism and provides a boost of energy to begin your day. Cooper Clinic Nutrition discusses how to refuel your body with the right nutrients and shares quick and easy ideas for a balanced breakfast.

Mindful Eating: Ditching Diet Culture

Mindful Eating: Ditching Diet Culture


Billions of dollars are spent on diets each year. But before you dive into a trendy diet, consider these tips from Cooper Clinic Registered Dietitian Nutritionist Meridan Zerner.

Heart-Healthy Food Swaps

Heart-Healthy Food Swaps


Nutrition plays a vital role in helping prevent and manage diseases—including heart disease. Cooper Clinic Registered Dietitian Nutritionist Cynthanne Duryea, RDN, LD, shares heart-healthy food swaps to consider when trying to lower cholesterol and prevent cardiovascular disease.

The Gluten Basics

The Gluten Basics


Gluten-free is a commonly used phrase you may have heard but you may not be aware of its unique properties. Here's the basics of gluten and if you should avoid it.

Foods to Improve Your Well-Being

Foods to Improve Your Well-Being


You may know what you put on your plate can nourish your body, but did you know certain foods can also boost your mental health? Read about your "second brain"—the gut—and how giving some thought to what you eat can improve your mood.

Protect Yourself Against Type 2 Diabetes

Protect Yourself Against Type 2 Diabetes


Diabetes and prediabetes are increasing at an alarming rate in the United States. Read tips for reducing carbs and increasing non-starchy vegetables to help protect yourself against type 2 diabetes.

Alcohol Consumption and Breast Cancer Risk

Alcohol Consumption and Breast Cancer Risk


Social occasions and celebrations are often met with a toast but what many don't know is the correlation between alcohol and breast cancer. Cynthanne Duryea, RDN, LD, Cooper Clinic Registered Dietitian Nutritionist, shares her personal breast cancer story and the lifestyle changes she made to prevent its reoccurrence.

Milk and Dairy Alternatives: Which Option is Best for You?

Milk and Dairy Alternatives: Which Option is Best for You?


Dairy—milk especially—is a great source of nutrition containing essential vitamins and minerals. Cooper Clinic Nutrition dives into the pros and cons of dairy and non-dairy alternatives.

Nutrition's Role in Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease

Nutrition's Role in Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease


Healthy lifestyle modifications help prevent disease. Cooper Clinic Registered Dietitian Nutritionist Kathy Duran-Thal, RDN, LD, shares nutritional tips for treating and preventing non-alcoholic fatty liver disease.

Fueling Properly for Exercise

Fueling Properly for Exercise


Fueling your body properly before and after a workout maximizes your body's potential. Registered Dietitian Nutritionist Hannah Janysek, MS, RDN, LD, discusses key nutrients to fuel the body along with pre- and post-workout nutrition recommendations.

Five Steps for Smart Snacking

Five Steps for Smart Snacking


Snacks can help you power through the day if planned properly. Cooper Clinic Nutrition shares five steps for smart snacking plus a few snack ideas to try.

Pick Up Your Fork to Put Out the Inflammatory Fire

Pick Up Your Fork to Put Out the Inflammatory Fire


Managing inflammation through the foods you choose to include in your diet is complex. Cooper Clinic Registered Dietitian Nutritionist Meridan Zerner, MS, RDN, CSSD, LD, CWC, shares foods that may help put out the inflammatory fire and reduce disease risk.

Adding Plant-Based Proteins to Your Diet

Adding Plant-Based Proteins to Your Diet


Plant-based diets are becoming increasingly popular due to the many health benefits. If you aren't ready to give up animal products but want some healthy alternatives to traditional protein, check out what Cooper Clinic Nutrition suggests when thinking about plant-based protein options.

Healthy Meal Prep to Make Your Menu

Healthy Meal Prep to Make Your Menu


Meal planning is an important component of healthier eating. Cooper Clinic Registered Dietitian Nutritionist Amber Grapevine, MS, RDN, LD, shares eight meal prep guidelines to help get you started and set realistic goals.

Breaking Down the Probiotic Puzzle

Breaking Down the Probiotic Puzzle


Probiotics abound in the marketplace. But how you do know if you need one? Breaking down the facts of probiotic supplements.

A Healthier Drive-Thru Breakfast

A Healthier Drive-Thru Breakfast


Need a healthy, convenient breakfast? Cooper Clinic Registered Dietitian Nutritionist Elana Paddock, RDN, LD, CDCES, provides healthier options to fuel your morning if you find yourself in the drive-thru lane at breakfast.

Fish Prep 101

Fish Prep 101


Reel in the benefits of eating more fish by cooking it at home. Cooper Clinic Registered Dietitian Nutritionist Kathy Duran-Thal, RDN, LD, provides helpful tips for buying, storing and preparing fish.

Build Better Bowls

Build Better Bowls


Cut the calories and time in the kitchen by making your own bowls at home. Cooper Clinic Nutrition Services walks you through how to build a nutritious bowl with your favorite ingredients—leaving your wallet and well-being in great shape.

Top 5 Naturally Gluten-Free Grains

Top 5 Naturally Gluten-Free Grains


The perfect pantry staples. Cooper Clinic Nutrition Services highlights five gluten-free ancient grains’ boasting vitamins, minerals, fiber and antioxidants. Read how these grains maintain their nutritional content and how to fold these into your favorite foods.

Intermittent Fasting Explained

Intermittent Fasting Explained


Intermittent fasting has grown in popularity for weight loss seekers. Cooper Clinic Nutrition shares the science behind it to help you choose the ideal eating plan for you.

Fast-Food Healthy Hacks

Fast-Food Healthy Hacks


While fast-food is convenient, it can also capsize your calorie intake. Cooper Clinic Registered Dietitian Nutritionist Patty Kirk, RDN, LD, provides tips for navigating fast-food menus to make healthier choices on-the-go.

Keto: Friend or Foe?

Keto: Friend or Foe?


The keto diet has gained attention for its claims of rapid fat loss—but is this low-carb diet more extreme than effective? Cooper Clinic Nutrition discusses the restrictions and research behind the keto diet.

All Waters Are Not Created Equal

All Waters Are Not Created Equal


Hydration is key, especially in the summer months. Cooper Clinic Nutrition identifies a variety of waters for optimal mental and physical health.

Metabolism Boosters and Busters

Metabolism Boosters and Busters


Your metabolism is uniquely yours—regulated by your nervous system and hormones. Cooper Clinic Registered Dietitian Nutritionist Cynthanne Duryea, RDN, LD, discusses practical lifestyle choices to help boost your metabolism.

Food Label Makeover

Food Label Makeover


Recent scientific findings have inspired the first revamp of the nutritional food label in 25 years. Elana Paddock, RDN, LD, CDCES, helps you navigate each change to the food label and how these improvements can help you make the most informed nutrition choices.

Ask the Dietitian: 30-Minute Meals

Ask the Dietitian: 30-Minute Meals


Find yourself spending more time in the kitchen than enjoying your meals? Two Cooper Clinic Registered Dietitian Nutritionists share tips and recipes to save time and please your palate.

10 Ways to Eat SMART

10 Ways to Eat SMART


Break your nutrition goals into bite-sized successes. Cooper Clinic Nutrition shares the top 10 tips for sustainable healthy eating habits and long-term results.

Breakfast: To Eat or Not To Eat?

Breakfast: To Eat or Not To Eat?


We have all heard breakfast is the most important meal of the day, but what does evidence have to say? The research behind this healthy habit.

5 Reasons to Fit Frozen Foods into Your Diet

5 Reasons to Fit Frozen Foods into Your Diet


Contrary to popular belief, frozen foods can be just as nutritious as fresh foods! Cooper Clinic Nutrition explores five reasons to fit frozen foods into your diet.

Natural Remedies for High Blood Sugar

Natural Remedies for High Blood Sugar


Are natural alternatives for blood sugar management scientifically sound? Cooper Clinic Registered Dietitian Nutritionist Elana Paddock takes a closer look at the research behind four potential remedies to control blood sugar.

Immunity Boosting Bites

Immunity Boosting Bites


Need a boost? Cooper Clinic Nutrition Services share how to reduce your risk of getting sick by eating foods with key vitamins and antioxidants to support a strong immune system.

Energy Drinks vs. Energizing Foods

Energy Drinks vs. Energizing Foods


Ditch the quick-fix and opt for long-lasting energy. Cooper Clinic Registered Dietitian Nutritionist Cynthanne Duryea explains the negative effects of energy drinks and provides strategies to sustain energy levels with food.

Tasty Protein Alternatives

Tasty Protein Alternatives


How much protein do you need per day? Registered Dietitian Nutritionist Meridan Zerner, MS, RDN, shares a variety of protein sources to help you easily reach your ideal intake without sacrificing taste.

Food for Thought: Healthy Body Image

Food for Thought: Healthy Body Image


Images in the media can negatively affect how you view yourself and your body. Cooper Clinic Nutrition outlines how to balance achieving a healthy weight while making peace with your body.

Find Your Perfect Protein Partner

Find Your Perfect Protein Partner


Before choosing a protein powder, Cooper Clinic Nutrition Services recommends asking yourself five questions.

Collagen: Protein Poser or Power House?

Collagen: Protein Poser or Power House?


Feeling a little skeptical about the collagen protein trend? What science has to say about the role of collagen protein in health and beauty.

How to Manage Stress Eating

How to Manage Stress Eating


Stress giving you the munchies? Cooper Clinic Nutrition shares 11 practical tips to help best manage emotional eating.

Healthy Road Trip Snacks: Spring Break Edition

Healthy Road Trip Snacks: Spring Break Edition


Whether you're on the road for vacation or on-the-go to work, making healthy food choices can be challenging. Buckle up as Cooper’s registered dietitian nutritionists share some of their favorite healthy road trip snacks, just in time for Spring Break!

Go Nuts Over Nuts

Go Nuts Over Nuts


Are nuts good or bad for your health? Despite the rumors, they actually help improve heart health and avoid weight gain! Cooper Clinic Nutrition Services shares the benefits of regular nut consumption and their associated nutrients.

3 Ways to Jump-Start Weight Loss

3 Ways to Jump-Start Weight Loss


Diet fads come and go, but these results are here to stay. Learn three safe and effective ways to jump-start weight loss from Cooper Clinic Nutrition.

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