Entries by Banister Nutrition

Cast Iron Skillet Benefits

Do you know the benefits of cooking in cast iron? Cast iron cookware becomes non-stick when it is well seasoned. This allows you to use less oil when cooking. Cast iron lasts longer and is more durable than traditional stainless-steel pots and pans. Cast iron cookware provides additional iron to the diet. Cast iron retains […]

How to Build a Strong Defense Against Disease

We are pandemic-weary as we enter our third year with COVID-19.  We have more questions than absolute answers. We want this pandemic to go away so we can resume “life as usual,” but we know “life as usual” will likely never return.  One beneficial outcome of the pandemic, however, is that we are taking greater […]

The Satter Hierarchy of Food Needs

Do you ever feel caught up and confused by the mixed messages out there about nutrition? There’s an endless supply of opinions about food with a quick google search. But how much of this information is actually helpful? Because of the abundance of varied nutrition information, it can be easy for us to fall into […]

Tips to Manage Lactose Intolerance

Lactose intolerance occurs when someone does not have the enzyme lactase or does not produce enough of it, which is required to break down lactose, which is found in things like milk and other dairy products. Without this enzyme, lactose is able to travel into the colon and is fermented by the bacteria in the […]

3 Make Ahead Breakfast Meal Ideas

What do your mornings look like? I know for me, the morning can be a chaotic time – getting myself ready, cooking breakfast and getting two kids ready, fed and out the door by 7:30AM. Working with clients, I notice others struggling with this as well. Breakfast can often get skipped due to lack of […]

Benefits of Vegetarian Diets

Eating less meat in your diet can feel intimidating, but it doesn’t have to be. Most people envision a diet of tofu and veggies. This is a common misconception. There are many new meat alternatives that taste very similar to meat. For example, there are meatless crumbles that can be used for tacos or spaghetti […]

What is HAES?

Body Mass Index (BMI) is a measure of your size found by taking your weight in kilograms divided by your height in meters squared: BMI = kg/m2  Recent studies have shown that BMI alone is not an accurate depiction of overall health. This is because it does not take into account gender, race, ethnicity, age, […]