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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 Director of Nutrition Services Ginny Ives 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 Weight Loss Team Lead Lizzy Mungioli, RDN, LD, 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 Registered Dietitian Nutritionist Mary Montgomery, MS, RDN, LD, 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? Three 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 Director of Nutrition Ginny Ives shares her 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? Cooper Clinic Registered Dietitian Nutritionist Gillian White, RDN, LD, CNSC, dives into 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 Registered Dietitian Nutritionist Mary Montgomery 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 Director of Nutrition Services Ginny Ives 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? Cooper Clinic Registered Dietitian Nutritionist Gillian White looks at 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? Director of Cooper Clinic Nutrition Services Ginny Ives promotes 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 Registered Dietitian Nutritionist Lizzy McCrary.

No Holiday Leftovers Left Behind

No Holiday Leftovers Left Behind


This holiday season, don't let your leftovers go to waste! Cooper Clinic Nutrition Services provides creative ways to transform your holiday leftovers into meals you'll love to eat a second time around.

GERD: Feel the Burn

GERD: Feel the Burn


A little heartburn is something we all may experience at some point or another. If it occurs more often than not, there is relief in site thanks to your local registered dietitian nutritionist.

To Be or Not to Be Vegetarian?

To Be or Not to Be Vegetarian?


You can never go wrong with more fruits and veggies. But is the vegetarian diet right for you? Cooper Clinic Registered Dietitian Nutritionist Patty Kirk shares ways to ensure you’re getting all four main nutrients before making the switch.

How Food Affects Your Mood

How Food Affects Your Mood


Did you know what you're eating may be giving you the blues? Cooper Clinic Nutrition Services recommends filling your plate with foods to combat inflammation and depression.

Keeping a Fit Kitchen: Tool Time

Keeping a Fit Kitchen: Tool Time


Make cooking healthy fun again with these quirky kitchen gizmos. Cooper Clinic Registered Dietitian Nutritionist Lizzy McCrary uncovers useful kitchen gadgets that help make the healthy choices the easy choices.

A Dietitian's Daily Priority

A Dietitian's Daily Priority


Life's demands and surprises can make it challenging to keep our health on the top of our to-do list. Learn how Cooper Clinic's team of registered dietitian nutritionists prioritize their health with tried and true tips to practice daily for overall wellness.

Making Sense of the Dairy Debate

Making Sense of the Dairy Debate


The controversies around full-, low- and non-fat milk products can leave you avoiding dairy altogether. Cooper Clinic Registered Dietitian Nutritionist Cynthanne Duryea gets to the bottom of the dairy debate clarifying the relationship between saturated fat and calorie intake.

Pitfalls of Restrictive Eating

Pitfalls of Restrictive Eating


Less isn’t always more. Cooper Clinic Registered Dietitian Nutritionist Elana Paddock explains that our bodies are not designed for nutrient restrictions and how to build a healthier relationship with food.

Kitchen Gadgets that Make Eating Healthy Easy

Kitchen Gadgets that Make Eating Healthy Easy


Cooper Clinic Nutrition Services recommends three small kitchen appliances—Instant Pot, Air Fryer and Uber Appliance—that help make healthy eating a habit.

Is Fasting a Healthy Habit?

Is Fasting a Healthy Habit?


Is intermittent fasting (IF) sustainable and does it lead to positive benefits for total health and well-being? Cooper Clinic Registered Dietitian Nutritionist and Team Lead of Cooper Weight Loss Lizzy McCrary, RDN, LD, discusses the pros and cons of the diet trend that could be doing you more harm than good. 

Are You Too Sweet on Sweeteners? 

Are You Too Sweet on Sweeteners? 


Alternative sweeteners may be saving you calories, how healthy are they really? Cooper Clinic Nutrition Services serves up the truth on these sweetened alternatives.

Can Alcohol Increase Your Breast Cancer Risk?

Can Alcohol Increase Your Breast Cancer Risk?


Research shows women who drink alcohol—even in moderation─may be at an increased risk for developing breast cancer. Cooper Clinic Nutrition Services shares what you can do to lower your risk.

Health Hazards of Added Sugar

Health Hazards of Added Sugar


We know eating excess sugar is bad for our health, yet most Americans still consume too much. Cooper Clinic Nutrition Services shares ways you can slash the sugar from your diet.

Meal Prep Made Easy

Meal Prep Made Easy


If your idea of meal planning is choosing which drive-thru restaurant to hit up after work, it’s time to change your ways. Cooper Clinic Nutrition Services offers six tips to help make meal prep a breeze.

Tackling Stress Eating

Tackling Stress Eating


Stress can affect how and what we eat and in turn, impact our weight and overall health. Why do we reach for food during periods of high stress? Our Cooper Clinic Nutrition Services team discusses why stress eating is so common and what you can do to break the habit. 

Ketogenic, Paleo Diet® and Whole30®: Are These Diets Heart Healthy?

Ketogenic, Paleo Diet® and Whole30®: Are These Diets Heart Healthy?


Popular diets such as ketogenic, Paleo Diet® and Whole30® seem to get a lot of attention, but are they a fad or favorable for your long-term health? Our Cooper Clinic Nutrition Services team weighs in.

A Dietitian’s Survival Guide for the Holidays

A Dietitian’s Survival Guide for the Holidays


Do you ever wonder what registered dietitian nutritionists do to enjoy holiday goodies without undermining their health goals? Cooper Clinic’s Nutrition Services team provides tips and tricks so you, too, can enjoy while staying healthy this holiday season.

Strike Blood Sugar Spikes After Meals

Strike Blood Sugar Spikes After Meals


When you have diabetes, it’s essential to keep your blood sugar (glucose) in check. Cooper Clinic Registered Dietitian Nutritionist Elana Paddock provides strategies to take control of your blood sugar levels before hazardous spikes strike.

Effects of Saturated Fat, Sugar, and Sodium on Your Heart

Effects of Saturated Fat, Sugar, and Sodium on Your Heart


Saturated fat, sugar and sodium are three major nutrients that, in excess, can be detrimental to our heart. Learn about their effects and tips to reduce them in your heart-healthy diet.

Blue Zones Provide Secrets to a Long and Healthy Life

Blue Zones Provide Secrets to a Long and Healthy Life


We can learn lessons about how to live longer and healthier lives from the five Blue Zones located around the world. Learn about the nine common elements found in the communities of health-conscious and long-living individuals.

Healthy Foods to Combat Stress

Healthy Foods to Combat Stress


Exercise, sleep and relaxation are well-known strategies to help manage stress, but research shows foods can also play a role in controlling the tension and pressure of daily life.

Combat Diabetes with the Right Types of Fat

Combat Diabetes with the Right Types of Fat


It's well-known that carbohydrates raise blood sugars, but what about fat? Learn how saturated and unsaturated fats affect blood sugar and simple tricks to cut unnecessary fat from your diet to help prevent diabetes.

Nutrition, Exercise and Alcohol: Key Players in Breast Cancer Risk

Nutrition, Exercise and Alcohol: Key Players in Breast Cancer Risk


Reducing the risk of developing breast cancer can fall to adjusting everyday health and fitness routines. Regulating body weight, exercising consistently and reducing alcohol intake can contribute to a reduced cancer risk for postmenopausal women.

How to Inspire Healthy Family Eating Habits

How to Inspire Healthy Family Eating Habits


Incorporating healthy lifestyle habits into your family's routine is crucial, especially for children. Follow these healthy eating tips from Cooper Clinic Registered Dietitian Nutritionist Patty Kirk to get started.

Proper Protein Fuels the Body for Exercise

Proper Protein Fuels the Body for Exercise


The body needs protein to function properly, but how much is enough? Learn more about adequate vs. optimal protein and which foods pack the best protein punch.

Healthy Eating Tips for Prostate Health

Healthy Eating Tips for Prostate Health


Maintaining a healthy weight through a balanced diet and physical activity may help prevent prostate cancer.

Is a Gluten-Free Diet a Healthy Option for Your Body?

Is a Gluten-Free Diet a Healthy Option for Your Body?


Gluten-free eating has become a diet of choice for many people. But unless you have a gluten allergy, is going gluten-free the right choice for you? Learn more from Cooper Clinic Nutrition Services.

Stress Less About IBS

Stress Less About IBS


Living with chronic discomfort due to IBS can be frustrating and restricting. Cooper Clinic Nutrition Services offers eight tips to help relieve symptoms and keep your digestive system on track.

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