Mary Noon

Nutrition Expert

Recent Articles

Black Bean Wrap

Skip the Fake-Meat Burgers: Try These Plant-Based Recipes

Plant-based burgers are becoming popular and are not only available at your local grocery store but also at the top national fast-food chains. The two top contenders are the Impossible Burger and Beyond Meat burger. These burgers tout not only a high protein burger from plants but also a juicy...

Healthy Pumpkin Spiced Latte

Fall Classic: Healthy Pumpkin Spiced Latte

Pumpkin anyone? It’s fall, which means it’s pumpkin season. Pumpkin is certainly an appropriate choice in a healthy diet. Pumpkin is rich in Vitamin A, potassium, fiber and antioxidants like beta-carotene. One cup cooked is only 49 calories, with 12 grams of carbohydrate, 3 grams of fiber and no fat....

Baked Tomato and Egg Cups

Fall Nutrition: Baked Tomato and Egg Cups; Apple Oatmeal Custard

It’s fall and schedules are colliding with kids getting back to school and you getting out the door on time for work. But don’t forget to fuel your day with a healthy breakfast. It will not only give your body energy, but also provide important nutrients for your health. Besides...

Roasted Salmon Recipe

Heart-Healthy Recipe: Oven-Roasted Salmon With Spice Rub, Orange

Fish is recommended to be eaten twice a week for its heart-healthy benefits, according to the American Heart Association. These benefits are attributed to the polyunsaturated fat known as omega-3 fatty acids. Salmon and other fatty fish are especially rich in this type of fat. Whenever possible select wild salmon...

Carbohydrates

Mediterranean vs. Keto Diet? Here’s The Scientific Lowdown on Carbohydrates

With high-carb, low-carb, no-carb, the diet landscape is confusing and everyone has a different take on how or if carbohydrate foods fit onto our daily plates. The top-rated Mediterranean Diet promotes healthy carbs and the keto diet calls them toxic. Let’s look at carbohydrates through the lens of the science...

Diet Changes

Overhaul Your Diet With These One-a-Day Tweaks

Just by making one small change a day, we can improve our nutritional and health status. Try to make easy changes first and continue to work on it every day until it becomes a habit. After all, we make on average 226 decisions about food each day (according to scientists...

Nutrition Month

It’s Nutrition Month! Celebrate With These Healthful Tips

You have probably heard of National Nutrition Month but didn’t realize who was behind it. In 1973, the American Dietetic Association (now known as the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics) initiated the first National Nutrition Week. It has since graduated to the entire month of March. Here’s how the Academy...

A Diet For Crohn's

This Diet Helps Fight Crohn’s Disease Inflammation

Treating Crohn’s disease involves controlling inflammation, as data suggests a diet with less processed foods, refined sugar and unhealthy fat can help. This is more Mediterranean vs. traditional Western diet. These choices offer protective properties and are part of a nutrient-rich diet: 1.  Protein foods help rebuild and heal the...

Super Bowl Party

A Dietary Strategy for Your Super Bowl Party (And A Super Turkey Chili Recipe)

What does the Super Bowl have in common with Christmas, birthdays, anniversaries and weddings? A lot of food that might not be good for you. Root for your favorite team — and let’s assume that’s the New England Patriots — but make sure you handle the gastronomic temptations wisely. Here’s...

Party

How to Resist Eating, Drinking Too Much at the Next Party

Remember, holidays and celebrations of all sorts come every year and all year long like Christmas, birthdays, anniversaries and weddings.  That’s a lot of food and drink that might not be good for you. You need to be prepared to handle them wisely. Here’s how: •    Do not allow parties...

Avoiding the flu this winter.

One Way to Avoid the Flu: The Secret’s in Your Food

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, it’s impossible to predict what the 2018-19 flu season will be like because new flu viruses appear every year and vaccines are updated annually. While the best way to prevent the flu is to get a vaccine, there are other ways...

Fresh Vegetables

How to Turn A Veggie Hater to a Veggie Tolerator

If there’s ever a time to try to eat more vegetables, it’s now. It’s summer, that long-awaited time when we relax a bit more and venture a bit farther. This is also the time when gardens thrive and farmers markets open. It brings me pleasure knowing I am eating locally...