The latest food fodder from the Fitness Formulary Blog

As part of our belief that everyone deserves trustworthy wellness knowledge, our blog strives to break nutrition research into bite-sized pieces.

Most of the world’s population is lactose-intolerant, and others question milk’s ethics and potentially negative health effects. But how do you pick the healthiest alternative “milk”?

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At an average of 15 grams, most Americans are only 10 grams of fiber away from getting these huge benefits! But which foods are high in fiber, and what can you tweak in your daily routine to boost your fiber intake?

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While Step One Foods were created based on research, now the products themselves have an unbiased clinical trial to back up their cholesterol-lowering capabilities.

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Dr. Elizabeth Klodas, MD, FACC, is a cardiologist based in Minneapolis, MN and is the founder of Step One Foods. Step One Foods was created for people who can’t or don’t want to rely solely on medications to improve their health.

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Is supplementing probiotics actually promoting optimal health?

To get answers to this question (and more), we reached out to microbiome researcher Dr. Jae Sung.

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As long as you have some patience, a mason jar, and appropriate ingredients, many fermentations are easy, even for a beginner.

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Soy has the ability to influence our sex hormones, which means consuming it has a host of potential risks and benefits. Given the research, is consuming it a good idea?

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Eating more healthfully doesn’t have to mean giving up all your favorite foods and flavors. You can make simple, daily upgrades to your habits instead, and satisfy your high-carb cravings with delicious, nutritious alternatives.

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By this point, we’ve all heard wild low-carb success stories. But are claims of fat loss, improved energy, and reduced bloating worth the risks an intense low-carb regimen brings?

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Nearly a third of adult Americans try to avoid gluten. But is gluten intolerance/sensitivity “real”, and do you have it? Even if you can eat gluten, should you?

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Until relatively recently, the only reference to “Chia” in popular culture was the Chia Pet®. But what exactly makes ancient grains so healthy? How do you prepare them?

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Research shows juice and colon cleanses often do more harm than good. For a safe, effective way to “restart” your system, try out 7 steps to natural, gentle detox.

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How can you make changes to your diet, lifestyle, and workout schedule that stick? Here’s a step-by-step guide to get started.

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What factors put you at risk for vitamin D deficiency? What are signs that you might be vitamin D deficient?

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Sometimes, it can seem like enjoying food and losing fat are opposites. You can learn how to do both from a Confucian-inspired saying: “hara hachi bu”.

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Other countries have banned many additives you can easily find on American shelves. Let’s have a look at the additives (and the actual, unbiased research behind their dangers).

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Here at Fitness Formulary, our business is nutrition, so we thought we’d save you some trial and error by sharing our favorite conveniently packaged goods.

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Now, packaged doesn’t always mean ultra-processed. Here are three tips for picking clean-label packaged foods.

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Everyone wants a healthy immune system. But apart from washing your hands and getting good sleep, what can you do to boost your immune health?

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Plant-based, local, homegrown, raw, and sustainable: all part of the ‘pre-colonial’ diet. In the spirit of collaboration, here are a few nutritious, native ingredients to add to your diet.

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What does “glycemic load” and “glycemic index” really mean, and what are the five factors that change a food’s effect on blood sugar?

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With so many fish oil options on the shelves and little FDA regulation, how can you know which ones are the highest quality?

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The protein is advertised in many forms, from collagen “beauty shots” to bone broth. But is this animal-sourced supplement the anti-aging solution it’s cracked up to be?

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There is no need to sacrifice festiveness for fitness when tastier, better-feeling alternatives are out there.

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