What is "Healthy" Fat?

What is "Healthy" Fat?

For decades, people have avoided nuts because they’re high in fat, but WellcomeMD nutritionist Jess Godfrey argues that they’re actually one of the better foods we can eat. When you eat nuts, you’re also getting fiber, protein, and antioxidants all from one filling snack.

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You Eat What Your Food Eats

You Eat What Your Food Eats

Contrary to popular assumption, WellcomeMD nutritionist Jess Godfrey says that eggs should be an important part of everyone’s diet. While eggs have previously had a negative rep, a study published by the AMA (American Medical Association) found no relationship between egg consumption and heart disease. In fact, people who ate six eggs per week had a lower risk of heart disease than those who ate less than one.

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Eating the Rainbow

Eating the Rainbow

Last month, nutritionist Jess Godfrey spoke to WellcomeMD’s Richmond practice about the importance of eating a well-balanced diet, or as she refers to it, eating the rainbow. Over the next couple weeks, we’ll be featuring blogs on the nutritious foods that Jess recommends, and explaining how and why you should include them in your diet.

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Better Fitness and Nutrition Results from Your Genes

Better Fitness and Nutrition Results from Your Genes

I always wondered why I chose tennis as my sport. Not that I was bad at other more popular sports like baseball, basketball, or football, but I excelled in tennis. After looking at the results from a genetic analysis focused on fitness and nutrition genes, I have a better understanding of why tennis fit me so well. Still, I wish I had known this information earlier. I think I would have done more to optimize my potential by training smarter, eating better, and doing more to prevent injury.

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