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1. Low-sugar diet may be better choice than low-carb

SmartBrief for Nutritionists | May 29, 2015

A low-sugar diet may be better than a low-carbohydrate diet, especially if it cuts back on foods with added sugars, nutrition experts said. Registered dietitian Lori Zanini said dieters going low-carb tend to consume fewer complex carbohydrates that the body needs as a fuel source. The Huffington Post (05/27)


2. Replace meat with healthy protein options, RD says

SmartBrief for Nutritionists | May 28, 2015

Cutting back on meat is only part of a diet plan because deciding what foods replace it on the menu is at least equally important, registered dietitian Ellie Krieger writes. Depending on dairy to replace meat protein can cut important nutrients and add too much unhealthy fat, but adding plant proteins, seafood and eggs can be good options, Krieger writes. The Washington Post (tiered subscription model) (05/26)


3. Mini cauliflower pizzas

SmartBrief for Nutritionists | May 26, 2015

Minis with a cauliflower crusts: Pizza never had it so good. Damn Delicious


4. Strawberry cake

SmartBrief for Nutritionists | May 29, 2015

Got some fresh farm strawberries? Check out this easy cake. Two Peas & Their Pod


5. Turkish grilled chicken and roasted vegetables

SmartBrief for Nutritionists | May 28, 2015

Bring some Turkish flavors to the table with this easy meal. Kevin is Cooking


6. Spring vegetable flatbread

SmartBrief for Nutritionists | May 27, 2015

This colorful flatbread is loaded with fresh spring veggies. Bev Cooks


7. Experts endorse shift to more plant-based diet

SmartBrief for Nutritionists | May 27, 2015

The U.S. Agriculture Department and HHS should follow the Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee's recommendation to encourage people to eat a more plant-based diet and reduce meat consumption, according to a letter from health professionals, led by Walter Willett, chairman of Harvard's Department of Nutrition. Plant-based diets are associated with decreased risks of heart disease, cancer and stroke, they wrote. The Hill (05/26)


8. Use dietary supplements with care, dietitian says

SmartBrief for Nutritionists | May 26, 2015

Dietary supplements are not a fix for a poor overall diet, and megadoses carry health risks, registered dietitian Cynthia Sass writes. Natural substances aren't automatically safe, but when used correctly, supplements can be part of a plan to reduce nutrient deficiencies, Sass writes. Health.com (05/04)


9. Patients may benefit from calorie-restricted feeding plan

SmartBrief for Nutritionists | May 26, 2015

Critically ill patients may see renal and glucose benefits from a calorie-restricted nutrition plan, according to a study published in the New England Journal of Medicine and presented at the American Thoracic Society's meeting. The study compared patients on a permissive underfeeding plan that provided 40% to 60% of their calorie requirements with patients getting target feeding that provided 70% to 100% of caloric requirements. Medscape (free registration) (05/21)


10. Nutrition expert suggests foods to add fiber to diet

SmartBrief for Nutritionists | May 26, 2015

Dietary fiber may help people naturally improve their gut health and lose weight, registered dietitian Patricia Bannan writes. Many people get about half the recommended daily amount of fiber, but convenient fiber-rich foods include whole-grain breads, peas, bran, nuts and beans, Bannan writes. FoxNews.com (05/23)




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