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Anti-Inflammatory Benefits of Chia and Flax Seeds

Anti-Inflammatory Benefits of Chia and Flax Seeds

By Florencia Tagliavini, Nutritionist Inflammation is a root cause of many chronic diseases that we see today. If you’re looking to decrease inflammation and achieve optimal health, you may want to include chia or flax seeds in your diet. These anti-inflammatory, nutrient-dense seeds are very valuable and easy […]

Nuts & Seeds: Great Sources of Fiber

Nuts & Seeds: Great Sources of Fiber

By Florencia Tagliavini, Nutritionist Nuts, seeds, legumes and whole grains as well as fruits & vegetables are a great source of fiber. For that reason alone we should consume them regularly.  The USDA recommends that you get at least 25 grams of fiber per day, but most […]

What do the World’s Oldest Living People Have in Common?

What do the World’s Oldest Living People Have in Common?

By Florencia Tagliavini, Nutritionist Have you ever heard of Blue Zones? “Blue Zone” is a non-scientific term given to geographic regions that are home to some of the world’s oldest people. It was first used by the author Dan Buettner, who wrote the book “The Blue […]

A Plant-Based Dietary Approach

A Plant-Based Dietary Approach

By Florencia Tagliavini, Nutritionist So what are plant-based diets exactly? It seems as though everyone has their own definition. While some say it consists mostly of plants but can include some animal products, some say it should include no animal products whatsoever.  Others go further to define that […]

Why Plant-Based Milks?

Why Plant-Based Milks?

By Florencia Tagliavini, Nutritionist For decades we have been bombarded with campaigns about how “Milk does the body good”, especially because it’s the best source of calcium, necessary for growth and strong bones. But now many respected health institutions recommend reducing consumption of animal products, while increasing plant-based […]

What’s the Deal with the Calories in Nuts?

What’s the Deal with the Calories in Nuts?

By Florencia Tagliavini, Nutritionist Nuts are an energy dense food which means they pack a lot of calories in a small serving and they are high in fat, this is why they were considered taboo for dieters.  However, studies find that eating nuts does not lead […]