Entries by Banister Nutrition


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 […]

How to Start (and Stick with) A New Habit!

Today is the first day of summer, which means it’s the prime time to start a new habit! If you are planning to start a new habit or physical activity, here are some tips from the dietitians at Banister Nutrition to keep in mind: From Lauren: 1. Find something you enjoy – you are more […]

Is Your Thyroid Making You Fat?

Is Your Thyroid Making you Fat? “I have zero metabolism.” “The older I get the more my metabolism slows down.” “Regardless of how little I eat I can’t lose weight,  I know it’s my thyroid.”   An improperly functioning thyroid can cause weight instability and change your basal metabolic rate (BMR).  Hyperthyroidism can lead to […]

The Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma

What is the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma?  The Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma is a non-profit organization that aims to fight hunger in Oklahoma by providing food assistance to those in need. It serves as a central hub for collecting, sorting, and distributing food and other essential items to more than 1,200 partner agencies, […]

Edmond Mobile Meals

Have you ever heard of Edmond Mobile Meals and how this organization impacts our community?  Edmond Mobile Meals is a non-profit organization based in Edmond, Oklahoma, that provides nutritious meals to homebound and elderly individuals who are unable to prepare meals for themselves. The organization was founded in 1974 and has been providing this service […]

Why electrolytes are Important When Exercising Regularly

Why are electrolytes so important when exercising regularly?  Electrolyte balance is essential for optimal physical performance and overall health. This is especially true during exercise. Electrolytes are charged ions that are present in the body’s fluids. They play a vital role in regulating various bodily functions, including hydration, nerve and muscle function, and maintaining the […]


What a sigh of relief to know that you already have lunch prepared and ready to grab tomorrow morning on your way out the door! Meal prepping is time and cost efficient, but what if you are short on time before starting your week or don’t quite feel confident in your own cooking skills? Fortunately, […]

Picking out a Yogurt

The yogurt aisle has exploded with options over the last decade for a good reason! Yogurt is packed with calcium, probiotics and protein that can be part of a healthy breakfast or snack. Let’s talk about what to look for when you are trying a new yogurt.    The first things you’ll notice are names […]

Salad and Go

Are you in search of a fast, fresh, and affordable meal to grab while you’re in a hurry? Take a trip to Salad and Go for a convenient, drive-thru fast-food chain that is inexpensive and nutritious!   Salad and Go was founded by Roushan Christofellis and her husband, Tony, in 2013. They opened the first […]