Nazirber Maduro is a bilingual registered dietitian and nutritionist who believes that healthy and delicious food should be enjoyed at any stage in life. She helps people transform the way they eat and find joy in food through the practice of food and lifestyle medicine.

  • English,  Heart Health,  Nutrition

    9 Heart Healthy Tips

    Heart disease is the world’s number 1 killer of men and women, according to the World Health Organization. Luckily, you are never too old or too young to begin taking care of your heart through the day-to-day small steps. A heart-healthy diet and lifestyle are the most proven ways to fight your heart disease. Get phytonutrients such from fruits and vegetables Flavonoids are compounds naturally from many fruits and vegetables that are rich in antioxidants and helps the body get rid of everyday toxins, they’re found in citrus fruit, tomatoes, cruciferous vegetable (broccoli, kale, spinach, etc.), and herbs like ginger and onion. Consume fiber-rich foods We know that soluble fiber…

  • Nutrition

    What’s the Difference Between Whole Grain and Whole Wheat?

    By now, many individuals have become privy to the negative effects of consuming white breads or enriched products. As awareness continues to rise people’s curiosity has as well. Many want to know if they are kicking white breads to the curb, which grains are best to consume? Are there any notable differences between them? What is Whole Wheat? ‘Whole wheat’ is a type of ‘whole grain’ that contains all three components of a grain kernel (the bran, germ, and endosperm). What’s the Difference Between Whole Grain and Whole Wheat? What makes a Grain a Whole Grain? ‘Whole grain’ is the umbrella term for grains that have not been refined and…

  • Nutrition

    Can Drinking Water Aid with Weight Loss?

    The human body is made up of ~60% water and plays countless roles in life. This article focuses on some of the health benefits of drinking water and how it may lead to weight loss. Reduce the number of high-calorie, sugar-sweetened beverages The replacement of high-calorie beverages with water has been the most effective water-consumption strategy to date. High sugar-sweetened beverage consumption is related to a number of diseases such as obesity, type 2 diabetes, and heart disease. The 2015-2020 Dietary Guidelines for Americans recommends that less than 10% of total calories per day should come from added sugars and to choose beverages with no added sugars. (1,2) Reduced appetite…

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