Essential links for any nutrition student

As a student dietitian, I get my fair share of nutrition questions. I’m still learning and there are many things I don’t know (or don’t feel confident) enough to answer straight away. After all, we’re meant to be the ones to provide evidence-based information. Giving the wrong information can be dangerous and as students we shouldn’t be adding toContinue reading “Essential links for any nutrition student”

Are you getting enough nutrients?

You’ve decided you want to eat healthy and go back to basics. Ultimately, nutrients are all you need. But what are nutrients, what are RDIs and how do they all relate to my health? There’s protein, carbohydrates, fats and fibre. Then all the vitamins – vitamin A, B group vitamins, vitamin C, vitamin D and a fewContinue reading “Are you getting enough nutrients?”

What nutrition advice should you trust?

First, fat is the enemy and low-fat is your friend, then sugar is the enemy and quinoa is your friend, then grains are the enemy and kale smoothies are your friend, then bacon becomes a superfood and then it gives you cancer… There’s the paleo diet, the 5:2 diet, calorie counting, clean eating, raw, vegan…Continue reading “What nutrition advice should you trust?”

Take the challenge to eat more veggies.

Of all nutrition advice out there, what’s the best? Any dietitian or nutritionist will tell you to eat more veggies or something along those lines. I’m not advocating kale a single vegetable or that you must eat salads all day long.

Why we’re asking the question

After months, if not years, we have been discussing health, nutrition, fitness and life!  We (Tara and Lana) are sisters and we have decided to team up to share our thoughts and experiences with others, and document our journey being healthy students together. What are we doing? We hope to share our knowledge of health,Continue reading “Why we’re asking the question”