Denise Fields: Nutrition & Women

March is National Women’s Month and National Nutrition Month so we sat down with local Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN), Denise Fields, to celebrate women in the nutrition field and obtain a little professional advice for our readers.   Fields first earned a Bachelors of Science degree in Exercise Physiology from Valdosta State University. Exercise physiologists help change people’s lives for the better by developing exercise programs … Continue reading Denise Fields: Nutrition & Women

No-Fry Fried Rice

Ingredients Teriyaki sauce 1 small clove garlic, crushed 1 small nob ginger, finely grated 1 tablespoon low-sodium Tamari 2 tablespoons dry sweetener ½ cup water 1 tablespoon cornstarch plus 1 tablespoon water Unfried Rice 1 cup frozen or fresh corn 2 carrots, diced 3 green onions, chopped 4 mushrooms, sliced 1 8-ounce can chopped pineapple, or fresh if available 2 cups baby spinach 1 red … Continue reading No-Fry Fried Rice

Good-Mood Food: Serotonin Diet

If you’ve ever enjoyed a blissful nap after a hearty Thanksgiving dinner, you probably know that tryptophan had something to do with it. High protein foods, which includes turkey, are full of this essential amino acid that has long been associated with enhanced sleep.  To be more precise, it’s actually serotonin that you can thank for that post-meal bliss. Serotonin is a neurotransmitter, a chemical … Continue reading Good-Mood Food: Serotonin Diet

Vegetarian, Vegan, or Pescatarian?

Which is best? Maybe you’re interested in becoming a pescatarian, but there are more fish in the sea. Vegetarianism and Veganism are two other options available. Lifestyle diets are choices that we make to better ourselves, but with so many choices to choose from it can be hard to know which lifestyle would be the best for you.   Pescatarians have a lot in common with … Continue reading Vegetarian, Vegan, or Pescatarian?