Profile: Lily Nichols
Lily Nichols, RDN, CDE, CLT is a Registered Dietitian/Nutritionist, Certified Diabetes Educator, Certified LEAP Therapist and Certified Pilates Instructor whose approach to nutrition embraces real food, integrative medicine, and mindfulness. Her private practice focuses on food sensitivities, digestive issues, prenatal nutrition and gestational diabetes. For more from Lily, visit her popular blog, PilatesNutritionist.com, or check out her best-selling book, Real Food for Gestational Diabetes.
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Vitamin D plays a role in every system in the body, affecting your skin, brain health, bones, blood sugar, cholesterol, hormone balance, joint health, risk for cancer, and likelihood of developing autoimmune disease.
And that’s just the short list. But this post is not going into the myriad of benefits of vitamin D. I will instead getting you up to speed on some little known facts about this vitamin (and correct some common myths), to ensure you don’t become (or stay) vitamin D deficient.
If you’ve been following the Paleo and Real Food movement for a while, you may have stumbled across people adding butter to their coffee.
Did I just say adding butter to coffee? Yes.
Many bloggers have reviewed the benefits to this practice, and while I don’t think it’s for everyone (or a cure-all by any means), I do think it’s helpful for a number of people. I'll review some of the reasons you might want to try it out for yourself.
Don’t knock it ‘til you try it
There are a lot of “rules” tossed around about healthy eating and I find myself disagreeing with most of them. Many of these “rules” are fabricated from half-truths or extrapolated from outdated nutrition dogma. Now some of these supposed rules are harmless, but sometimes I have to tackle the misinformation head-on because it’s just. so. wrong. So today, I’m doing just that with one of my least favorite “rules”.
“If you eat a salad with dressing, you cancel out the health benefits.”
“If you eat carrot and celery sticks with dip, it’s not healthy anymore.”
“Salad is only healthy if you use low-fat salad dressing.”
This is bogus and here’s why. (And I've included super quick and easy recipes too!)