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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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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…

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Orange vs Banana: Which is the Nutritional Champ?

Welcome, health enthusiasts and fruit lovers! As a dietitian, I am often asked about the nutritional benefits of different foods, including fruits. You, like many others, may be wondering which grab-and-go fruit is the winner: orange vs banana. Both these beloved fruits not only brighten our fruit bowls but also bring a burst of natural…

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Three Reasons New Year’s Resolutions Don’t Stick (and What to Do Instead)

Well, it’s that time of year again, and if you’re like most people you are setting some pretty lofty New Year’s resolutions.  Maybe you want to lose weight? Or exercise more? Or eat healthier? Sure, this blog is about improving health and vitality as we age, but it’s also about living life to its fullest…

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Top 100 Benefits of Yoga for Body, Mind, and Heart

In a world pulsating with constant motion and demands, finding balance seems elusive. But what if I told you that there was a way to unlock your fullest potential – physically, mentally, and spiritually? Let’s look at the top 100 benefits of yoga! As a yoga teacher, I know EVERYONE can benefit from yoga. It…