Author name: Anne Marie Berggren MS, RDN, CDN

Anne Marie Berggren RDN, MS, CDN, CNSC is a Registered Dietitian with a Master's Degree in Nutrition, training in integrative and functional nutrition, nutrition for mental health, obesity and weight management, is a board certified nutrition support clinician, and an adjunct professor for the Stony Brook Graduate Nutrition Program teaching advanced clinical nutrition.

short term benefits and long term consequences of a low fod map diet

Short Term Benefits & Long Term Consequences of a Low FODMAP Diet

The Low FODMAP diet is a dietary approach designed to alleviate symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) and other gastrointestinal disorders, like small intestinal bacterial overgrowth (SIBO). FODMAPs, which stands for fermentable oligosaccharides, disaccharides, monosaccharides, and polyols, are types of carbohydrates that may be poorly digested and/or fermented by bacteria in the small intestine, leading

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Smoothies vs Juices: Which is Better?

Smoothies and juices both have their benefits. You can typically boost the amount of plant foods you consume when you add smoothies or fresh juiced juices to your diet. But when it comes to health, anti-inflammatory properties, weight loss, and detoxification, I’d say smoothies often have an edge for several reasons: Concentrations and Range of

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Making Your Own Omega-3 Gummies!

Kids love gummies, and so do us grown ups. You may be shocked by how many adults I see who take their vitamins and supplements in the form of a gummy. But gummy supplements can be $$$. Getting omega-3 into my son is a priority, and we’ve liked using Barlean’s Omega 3 Smoothie Flavored Fish

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Oatmeal with a Protein Boost: Powder and Non-Powder Options

Breakfast is often hailed as the most important meal of the day, and for good reason. It sets the tone for your body’s metabolism and energy levels. However, often when I hear patients say they eat oatmeal for breakfast, part of me is concerned they are missing out on the benefits of a higher protein

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Tuna Salad (No Mayo)

Looking for a quick, nutritious, and delicious meal? Look no further than this delightful tuna salad recipe! Packed with protein-rich tuna, crisp apples, and crunchy celery, this salad is not only bursting with flavor but also offers a refreshing twist on a classic favorite. The addition of creamy yogurt and zesty green spring onion elevates

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broccoli salad with red onion, bacon, sunflower seeds

Lettuce Alternatives: 7 No Lettuce ‘Salad’ Ideas to Pack for Work

Are you tired of your salads wilting away in your lunchbox by the time noon rolls around? Does fussing around with those little salad dressing containers irritate you for some reason? Do you like to have salads for lunch, but find you’ve run out of lettuce, or that it has gone bad? If so, it’s

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Choosing the Best Cooking Oil: Anti-Inflammatory Diet Essentials

Four factors to consider when choosing the best cooking oil include how the oil was processed, its flavor, nutritional value, and smoke point. These can vary for various cooking methods. Let’s delve into cooking oils, exploring some options and which oils are best suited for your recipe. We get into smoke points, refined oils vs

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