Tiger nuts spilled out onto a wood table with a wooden scoop
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What are Tiger Nuts?

January 6, 2019 Taylor Wolfram

Also known as chufa nuts, Earth almonds and earthnuts, tiger nuts are not actually nuts but roots of the African plant yellow nutsedge, or Cyperus esculentus. Popular in Spanish and Mexican cuisine, tiger nuts taste

A scoop of powder next to a bowl of collagen powder
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Why are Collagen Supplements Popular?

January 5, 2019 Taylor Wolfram

Touted to reverse signs of aging, reduce joint pain and speed up healing, collagen is a new darling of the supplement market. Rich in protein, collagen supplements are made by cooking the connective tissues of

May-June 2017

Understanding Weight Neutrality

May 2, 2017 Taylor Wolfram

One does not need to go far to find harrowing statistics about obesity. According to National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey data, obesity in adults more than doubled over half a century — from 13.4

January-February 2017

Understanding the Glycemic Index

December 19, 2016 Taylor Wolfram

The term “glycemic index” may sound complicated, but it’s simply a measure of the rise in blood sugar after eating a food that contains carbohydrates. Over the years, the glycemic index has had its share

November-December 2016

Is Spirulina a Miracle Cure-all?

December 8, 2016 Taylor Wolfram

Arguably the “superfood” of the moment, spirulina is associated with a number of health claims, from curing allergies and candida to detoxifying the body and aiding in weight loss. Does this blue-green algae deliver, or

September-October 2016

6 Tips to a Successful Low-FODMAP Elimination Diet

August 26, 2016 Taylor Wolfram

Following a low-FODMAP diet can feel restrictive. Low-FODMAP diet educator Kate Scarlata, RDN, LDN offers expert tips to help people with IBS overcome barriers of the elimination diet. Don’t Ditch Fiber Picks for low-FODMAP fiber

November-December 2015

A Global Mission for Nutrition Education

October 30, 2015 Taylor Wolfram

From emergency relief posts to missions organized by faith-based organizations, the dietetics community is no stranger to international volunteerism — and the expertise and skill sets of registered dietitian nutritionists often make them unique assets

September-October 2015

What Exactly Is Yacón Syrup?

August 28, 2015 Taylor Wolfram

The South American yacón plant is often cultivated for its edible root, which can be juiced and evaporated to produce a syrup. The high fructooligosaccharide content of yacón root has drawn recent attention. A type