Providence Nutrition Team

We are all about food! The Providence Nutrition Team loves to talk about and share our expertise on how to help you find the right diet, food types and maintenance tactics to help you live life to the fullest...while also enjoying the best foods that mother nature has to offer.

  • Is stevia safe?

    Is stevia safe?

    This “all-natural” artificial sweetener has taken over the low-calorie food world, but is it a safe substitute for sugar?   The Food and Drug Administration and the World Health Organization...

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  • Healthy swaps for holiday favorites

    Healthy swaps for holiday favorites

    Do you dread the annual holiday weight gain? Try these easy, healthy swaps for the traditional heavy ingredients in holiday foods. Find ways to add flavor without added salt, sugar or fat. Fill...

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  • Extreme picky eating could be ARFID

    Extreme picky eating could be ARFID

    Avoidant/Restrictive Food Intake Disorder: When it may be more than just picky eating. Anyone who has ever tried to get an unwilling child to eat something that doesn’t taste, smell, look, or...

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  • Do detox diets and teas really work?

    Do detox diets and teas really work?

    Don’t believe everything you hear about this restrictive, potentially dangerous diet trend. You don’t need a special diet to detox because your body does it naturally. Detox diets and teas may...

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  • The health benefits of herbs and spices

    The health benefits of herbs and spices

    Many herbs and spices are rich in certain compounds that boost well-being. You may want to add these to your kitchen for their great taste and health benefits. Go easy on the chocolate bar —...

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  • Have you solved the protein puzzle: meat or plants?

    Have you solved the protein puzzle: meat or plants?

    Questions and debate swirl around about the best sources of protein. Here are some things to consider when it comes to helpful meat-based and plant-based proteins. There are many sources of...

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  • Halloween goody guide: Tricks for handling treats

    Halloween goody guide: Tricks for handling treats

    Are you spooked by the piles of candy in your kids’ bags? Try these tips for a healthy Halloween and beyond. [3 MIN READ] Trick or treat: one night of fun that’s often followed by days of...

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  • Malnutrition in babies and young children

    Malnutrition in babies and young children

    Part two of a two-part series that looks at the growing epidemic of malnutrition. This month: Malnutrition in babies and young children. [3 MIN READ] Malnutrition (poor nutrition) is a hidden...

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  • Is Kombucha healthy?

    Is Kombucha healthy?

    Kombucha is a fizzy, fermented tea containing probiotics, antioxidants and other health-promoting properties to help improve wellness. If you’ve ever sipped kombucha and wondered what makes it...

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  • Red flags your diet isn’t balanced

    Red flags your diet isn’t balanced

    Part two of a series that details disordered eating and discusses imbalanced diets [2 MIN READ] When you’re trying to lead a healthy lifestyle that includes a well-balanced diet and regular...

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  • Disordered eating vs. eating disorder—what’s the difference?

    Disordered eating vs. eating disorder—what’s the difference?

    Part one of a two-part series that outlines disordered eating vs. eating disorders, their warning signs, and treatment options [3 MIN READ] Do you always eat the same food for lunch? Do you...

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  • Is your medication to blame for changes in appetite?

    Is your medication to blame for changes in appetite?

    Have your eating habits changed over time? Do you find yourself skipping meals and avoiding your favorite foods because they just don’t taste the same? Or are you at the opposite end of the...

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  • Malnutrition in older adults

    Malnutrition in older adults

    [3 MIN READ] The face of malnutrition may look a little different than you think. For one thing, it may be a lot older than you might imagine. Malnutrition doesn’t just affect starving children...

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  • How to stay hydrated in athletics

    How to stay hydrated in athletics

    Whether you’re a gym fanatic, a weekend warrior, or a marathon master, you know that staying hydrated is key when working out. Why? As part of our Pick of the Week series focused on student...

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  • Four popular cooking oils: Avocado, coconut, olive, palm

    Four popular cooking oils: Avocado, coconut, olive, palm

    Healthy fat. Sounds like a contradiction in terms, doesn’t it? Despite its somewhat sketchy reputation, fat is actually a nutrient that your body needs to function properly. It boosts your energy...

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  • Diet series: Intermittent fasting

    Diet series: Intermittent fasting

    Is when you eat more important than what you eat? Proponents of intermittent fasting answer that question with a resounding, “Yes!” However, health care professionals advise caution be used when...

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  • Tips to Make Your Produce Last

    Tips to Make Your Produce Last

    Summer is a great season to shop for fresh, local produce, and in case you missed our last article Niki Strealy, a registered dietitian nutritionist at Providence Sports Medicine, shared the...

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  • Cooking Hearty Vegetarian Meals that Carnivores Will Love

    Cooking Hearty Vegetarian Meals that Carnivores Will Love

    Finding yourself between vegetarians and carnivores? Try these tips for flavorful dishes that will satisfy all tastes. [3 MIN READ] Now that summer is in full swing, many of us are spending...

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  • New Possibilities with Produce Delivery

    New Possibilities with Produce Delivery

    We’ve all heard our parents extoll the benefits of eating a healthy and balanced diet, and we all know that fruits and vegetables are good for our health. Despite that knowledge, most of us are...

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  • Fresh Tips for the Farmers Market

    Fresh Tips for the Farmers Market

    We all know about them, and some of us actually make a weekly trek to them, but have you ever taken the time to think about the benefits of shopping at farmers markets in your community? In the...

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