Entries by Banister Nutrition

Collagen Supplementation and Health – Making the Connection

Collagen is a protein that plays a crucial role in the structure and health of our skin, bones, tendons, ligaments, and other connective tissues. As we age, our body’s natural collagen production decreases, which can lead to various signs of aging and joint stiffness. Taking collagen supplements has gained popularity in recent years, as people […]

Sweet Victory: The Science Behind Your Sugar Cravings

Do you ever find yourself desperate for something sweet and not finding satisfaction until you finally get that bowl of ice cream or a slice of cake? Many of us have been there, wrestling with a sugar craving that feels impossible to shake. While sugar and other simple carbohydrate foods are not to be demonized […]

Sustainable Farming vs Regenerative Farming

Sustainable farming and regenerative farming are both approaches that aim to promote environmentally friendly and ethical practices in agriculture. While they share some similarities, there are important differences between the two concepts. Sustainable farming focuses on maintaining agricultural practices that can be continued indefinitely without depleting natural resources or causing significant harm to the environment. […]

Is Açaí Really a Superfood?

What is acai anyway? Açaí is a dark purple fruit, native to Central and South America. There has been some misleading information about açaí being promoted for weight loss, but there isn’t much research supporting this. We do know, however, that fruit and other plant-based foods are a great source of fiber and antioxidants which […]

Kids Cooking in the Kitchen – Part 1

If you are a parent or guardian, you likely spend a good deal of time chauffeuring your child to soccer, dance, and other learning opportunities. Have you ever considered teaching your child to cook?  Or, are you concerned about how much it will slow your meal prep time if you involve your child in meal […]

Cancer Prevention: Behavior Related to Intake, Activity Level, or Obesity

Interested preventing cancer? Confused by all the misinformation, disinformation or scientific uncertainties about cancer? Looking for a specific nutritional supplement to add or targeted food item to avoid? Nearly one-half of all cancer cases are attributable to behaviors such as tobacco use, poor diet, alcohol use, sedentary behavior and excessive ultraviolet exposure. As dietitians at […]


Looking for a quicker, more convenient way to grocery shop? Sometimes finding that time in your week to create a grocery list and go to the store can be a struggle. Whether your kids have sporting events, you just got back from a vacation, or you’ve caught a cold, there is a new grocery store […]


What is Gastroparesis? Gastroparesis, or slow gastric emptying, is a condition which occurs when the stomach nerves are not functioning properly, which causes the stomach to empty much slower than normal. Symptoms of Gastroparesis – Bloating – Lack of appetite – Early satiety /poor appetite – Constipation – Heartburn – Nausea – Vomiting – Abdominal […]

All About Watermelons

It’s that time of year again! Time to find a tasty watermelon to eat in the hot summer sun! Have you wondered what nutritional benefits there are in a watermelon? Watermelon contains an amino acid called “Lycopene” that gives the watermelon its red/pink color and is a great antioxidant. In addition to that, watermelons contain […]