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Articles by Joanna Drake, Registered Dietitian

Is Plant-based the Same as Vegetarian?

August 8, 2017 by Joanna Drake, Registered Dietitian

For some, following a plant-based diet may sound like you’re giving something up. In reality, shifting your eating to include more plant-based foods opens up hundreds of new taste experiences that will leave you excited about your next meal. The added health benefits are just a welcome bonus.

Meeting Nutrition Needs of Vegetarian Teens

March 28, 2017 by Joanna Drake, Registered Dietitian

Just when you thought your days of picky eaters were behind you, your teen tells you they’re vegetarian. Worried and wondering where to start? Here are the nutrients to pay attention to and some benefits of a vegetarian diet you may not have considered.

Ketogenic Diet: Is Going Low Carb Healthy?

March 21, 2017 by Joanna Drake, Registered Dietitian

Very low carbohydrate diets, like the ketogenic diet, are in the press with praise for helping people lose weight and gain other health benefits. But do diets that require you to drastically reduce an entire food group deserve the hype?

Label Reading: You Be the Judge

March 12, 2013 by Joanna Drake, Registered Dietitian

You shouldn't judge a book by its cover, but you should absolutely judge a food by one.

Butter vs. Margarine: Enough Already

February 26, 2013 by Joanna Drake, Registered Dietitian

The ongoing battle between butter and margarine: who wins when it comes to your heart?



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