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Stories by Nutrition Diva Monica Reinagel

Is a Vegetarian Diet Bad for Your Brain?

If creatine is important for brain functioning, and vegetarians have lower creatine levels, could a vegetarian or vegan diet have a negative impact on cognitive function?

August 2, 2019 — Nutrition Diva Monica Reinagel

Should You Eat Fewer Eggs?

First eggs are bad. Then they’re OK. Now they’re bad again. Nutrition Diva puts the latest study on eggs and cholesterol in perspective

July 29, 2019 — Nutrition Diva Monica Reinagel

Are Omega-3 Eggs as Good as Eating Fish?

Fish are high in omega-3 fatty acids. But what if you can't eat seafood? Can omega-3 enriched eggs or peanut butter provide the same health benefits?

June 20, 2019 — Nutrition Diva Monica Reinagel

Aflatoxins in Nuts: Danger or Hype?

Some of the scary things you may have heard about nuts and aflatoxins are probably exaggerated. Nonetheless, these are not imaginary concerns

June 6, 2019 — Nutrition Diva Monica Reinagel

Can Fiber Cancel Out Calories?

Nutrition Diva explains how eating more fiber can (and can’t) help you manage your weight and which foods to choose

May 9, 2019 — Nutrition Diva Monica Reinagel

This Is Your Brain on Cholesterol

Too much cholesterol can be bad for your heart. But could it be good for your brain? Nutrition Diva dives into the new research on the potential benefits of cholesterol

April 24, 2019 — 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

March 27, 2019 — Nutrition Diva Monica Reinagel

Bloating: The Causes and the Cures

Tamara Duker Freuman, author of The Bloated Belly Whisperer, explains why there isn't a one-size-fits-all solution to bloating

March 4, 2019 — Nutrition Diva Monica Reinagel

Does Eating Organic Reduce Cancer Risk?

A recent study claims to confirm that eating organic can reduce your risk of getting cancer. But a closer look at the details reveals a different story

February 16, 2019 — Nutrition Diva Monica Reinagel

Does Intermittent Fasting Work?

Intermittent fasting is one of the hottest new diet trends. Proponents say it can help you lose weight, improve blood sugar metabolism, and slow aging

February 2, 2019 — Nutrition Diva Monica Reinagel

Can You Have Too Much "Good" (HDL) Cholesterol?

A new study suggests that too much “good” cholesterol may be just as bad as too little. Dr. Sanaz Majd joins Nutrition Diva to sort out what this new research means for our heart health and risks...

December 22, 2018 — Nutrition Diva Monica Reinagel

Is Drinking Milk Unnatural?

Some claim that drinking the milk of other animals—or drinking milk beyond infancy—is both unnatural and unhealthy. How do the arguments for and against consuming milk stack up?...

October 30, 2018 — Nutrition Diva Monica Reinagel

Can a Low-Carb Diet Cure Reflux?

A low FODMAP diet can bring relief from IBS and other intestinal miseries. But could it also be the answer for chronic heartburn?

October 13, 2018 — Nutrition Diva Monica Reinagel
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