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Stories by Nutrition Diva Monica Reinagel

Can Pesticides Affect Pregnancy?

A recent study suggests pesticides in produce may interfere with your chances of getting pregnant. Let's explore its findings

February 17, 2018 — Nutrition Diva Monica Reinagel

What Is Seitan?

Get the 411 on seitan and its surprising secret ingredient. Is this meat substitute one to try or one to skip?

January 31, 2018 — Nutrition Diva Monica Reinagel

How Salty Foods Affect Hunger and Weight Loss

Do salty foods make you hungrier? Or do they help you burn more calories? A new study finds that salt has unexpected effects on hunger and weight loss. Learn how this affects you

December 9, 2017 — Nutrition Diva Monica Reinagel

What Is Mycoprotein?

Mycoprotein is a plant-based source of protein you might not have heard much about. Here's the 411 on this alternative protein source

November 16, 2017 — Nutrition Diva Monica Reinagel

How to Build More Muscle with Less Protein

Research suggests that higher protein meals can help you lose weight, slow aging, and speed recovery. But what if you don't want to—or can't—eat that much protein?

November 1, 2017 — Nutrition Diva Monica Reinagel

What Can You Do for a Fatty Liver?

Fatty liver disease can be a warning sign of bigger troubles ahead.  Fortunately, it’s something that can be turned around with diet and lifestyle changes.

September 21, 2017 — Nutrition Diva Monica Reinagel

Does Losing Weight Release Toxins?

It is true that certain types of potentially harmful chemicals end up stored in our fat cells. What we don’t know for sure is what effects these compounds might have on our health.

September 7, 2017 — Nutrition Diva Monica Reinagel

"What the Health" Documentary: A Review

Some thoughts on the latest of a growing number of food- and health-related documentaries, along with some thoughts about this documentary genre, in general.

August 31, 2017 — Nutrition Diva Monica Reinagel

Is Your Metabolism to Blame?

Is a slow metabolism keeping you from losing weight? Can you do anything to speed it up? A closer look at what we can realistically do to change our metabolism

August 9, 2017 — Nutrition Diva Monica Reinagel

The Disease-Proofing Myth

Healthy diet and lifestyle choices can reduce your risk of disease, but not to zero.  Let's take a more realistic approach to risk reduction

August 2, 2017 — Nutrition Diva Monica Reinagel

3 Myths (and 1 Truth) About Grain-Fed Beef

There's a lot to consider when deciding what kind of meat to buy--or even whether to eat meat at all. The least we can do is start with accurate information.

July 27, 2017 — Nutrition Diva Monica Reinagel

Myths about Sulfites and Wine

Let’s clear up some of the most common myths and misunderstandings about sulfites, wine, and headaches

July 15, 2017 — Nutrition Diva Monica Reinagel
Stories by Nutrition Diva Monica Reinagel

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