Nutrition Diva

Monica Reinagel, MS, LD/N, CNS, is the Nutrition Diva for As both a nutritionist and a chef, she offers a perspective on nutrition that’s grounded in both science and a love of food. Her award-winning writing on the subject of healthful eating is well worth adding to your list of blogs to read. Here are a few tips we like:

The Truth About Baby Carrots – A look at the safety and nutritional value of baby-cut carrots.

Does Blending Destroy Fiber? – Nutrition Diva considers whether the juice and smoothie fads are better or worse for nutrition.

Nutrition Tips for Donating Blood – How to tweak your food and fluid intake before and after donating blood for the smoothest experience.

How Does Weather Affect Calorie Needs? Do we burn more calories when it’s cold out? Do we need to eat the heavy foods we crave? Nutrition Diva explains.