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The Vitality Dietitians

Nutrition & Wellness advice for Healthy Aging

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Registered Dietitian Nutritionists Kate Ingram MPH, RDN and Pam Hartnett MPH, RDN want to help you live your best, most vibrant life at any age. Meet the dietitians here.

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Best Ways to Boost Metabolism After 50 to Lose Weight

Have you noticed changes in your body weight after turning 50? Maybe you’re looking for the best ways to boost metabolism because you’ve experienced weight gain despite not changing your eating habits. You’re not alone in this!  The good news? As a Registered Dietitian and woman over 50, I’m here to tell you that achieving…

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Chicken vs Shrimp: Finding the Best Protein for You

Chicken and shrimp are staples in kitchens around the world, and for good reason. Both are versatile, delicious, and widely available. But when it comes to building a healthy diet, which one reigns supreme, chicken vs shrimp?  Well, in short, they’re both great options. As a dietitian and a woman over 50, I love both…

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The Best Herbal Tea for Natural Detox: How to Choose

If you’re on the hunt for the best herbal tea for detox, you’re in the right place! Let’s explore the perfect herbal infusion to kickstart your body’s natural cleansing process.  As a Registered Dietitian and Cancer Recovery Coach, I understand the importance of optimizing detoxification processes. Herbal tea can be an effective- and comforting- way…

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Wine and Heart Health: What You Need to Know

Does drinking wine make your heart healthier? It seems too good to be true, doesn’t it? While a glass of wine isn’t a magic bullet, studies have long suggested that moderate consumption of red wine might offer some heart-health benefits.  But hold the wine! Recent research suggests the “best” wine for your heart might be…

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Is Loose Leaf Tea Better? A Dietitian Weighs In

As a Registered Dietitian and Cancer Recovery Coach, my clients often ask, “Is loose-leaf tea better?” Let’s steep ourselves (see what I did there?😉) in why loose leaf tea, with its health and environmental benefits, is often the superior choice. We’ll discuss the main difference between tea bag tea and the loose leaf form so…

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Cherries vs Blueberries: Nutrition and Health Benefits 

Picture this: it’s a warm summer day, and you are at a local farmers’ market surrounded by vibrant colors and the enticing aroma of fresh fruit. Two contenders catch your eye: cherries vs blueberries. Which do you choose?  As a dietitian, I love both cherries and blueberries. But let’s discuss some of the benefits of…

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Does Drinking Coffee Cause Gas and Bloating? Yes & No

Do you consider your day incomplete without that first, aromatic cup of coffee? Perhaps you’ve noticed some digestive discomfort after your cup of Joe and have wondered, “Does coffee cause bloating and gas?”  As a dietitian and former coffee aficionado, I understand the deep affection many of us have for this beloved beverage. Yet, alongside…

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DASH Diet vs Mediterranean Diet: Which is Better Long-Term?

Are you trying to eat a healthy diet, or move toward a more plant-based diet, or trying to decrease your sugar or salt? If so you have probably been debating DASH Diet vs Mediterranean Diet. Have you heard the term “The Standard American Diet” or “SAD” for short? The SAD diet is full of processed…

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Red Lentil Pasta vs Regular Pasta: Which Has More Benefits?

Are you standing in the pasta aisle, wondering which pasta to choose for your next meal? With so many options available, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed. If you’re comparing red lentil pasta vs regular pasta, we’ve got you covered!  Let’s explore the differences in taste, nutritional value, health benefits, and more, so you can make…

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Nutmeg vs Cinnamon: The Best Nutrition Spice Showdown

Welcome to the aromatic world of nutmeg vs cinnamon! I’m a Registered Dietitian and Cancer Recovery Coach and I’m here to show you how these two delicious and versatile spices can enhance your cooking and help you embrace a healthier lifestyle.  Before we explore the main differences between these two warm and comforting spices, let’s…