Ashley Kravitz

RD, MS

Food For Thought

September 27, 2017

The other day a client asked me the question, “so what about sushi, is that healthy for me?” And this got me thinking….

Foods should not necessarily be placed in the category of “healthy” or “unhealthy.” I always tell my clients that they should focus on the specific in...

September 20, 2017

Obesity is rising at a rapid rate in children, mainly due to their poor diets and lack of physical activity. There are governmental policies that have been created to address this growing issue, especially for those in low-income families. MyPlate, formerly known as My...

July 7, 2017

Functional foods are foods which provide the body with more benefits than the basic nutritional benefits we may be aware of. 

For example, you may have heard of the excellent benefits of red wine (such great news!) Red wine and grape juice provide resveratrol, which red...

May 2, 2017

1.) Quinoa: Quinoa, unlike most grains, is a complete protein containing all nine essential amino acids. In addition, quinoa contains almost twice as much fiber as most other grains. Fiber can promote fullness, fight off hunger, and can even help improve cholesterol le...

April 22, 2017

Both soluble and insoluble fiber are extremely beneficial to the body. Though they both can aid in weight loss and promote healthy digestion, research shows that soluble fiber has the potential to protect the body against various fatalities. 

For starters, soluble fiber...

April 20, 2017

I'm sure you all have heard of simple carbs, complex carbs, "good" carbs, "bad" carbs... it all gets quite confusing, right? Truthfully, carbohydrates are not all that complicated.

Complex carbohydrates, which often times are referred to as "good" carbs,  require more e...

April 12, 2017

         

          There is current research stating that there is a strong correlation between sleep deprivation and obesity. Sleep deprivation alters circulating levels of certain hormones which regulate hunger. For example, lack of sleep will inc...

April 11, 2017

         The obesity epidemic is growing at a rapid rate, and it is affecting people all over the globe. Obesity has become the direct link to chronic diseases such as diabetes, cardiovascular disease, cancer, and in worst cases, death. Obesity is defined as “a state o...

April 6, 2017

Everyone knows that person who can eat just about anything, and still be thin. They don't think twice about what they're eating, and they don't even consider getting a gym membership. Why? Because they are a "healthy weight." But, what really is a healthy weight? 

Every...

April 5, 2017

My workouts heavily depend on my mood, my energy level, and the time of day. Am I energized? Am I tired? Am I hungry? Is it morning? Is it night?

I personally have the best workouts in the morning, about an hour after I wake up. I wake up, wash up, drink water, have a c...

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March 28, 2017

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ASHLEY KRAVITZ

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