Entries by Banister Nutrition

Special Halloween Considerations

Halloween can be a particularly stressful time for parents with children who have food allergies or autism. The Teal Pumpkin Project was started in 2013 for children with food allergies. The idea is that if you put a teal pumpkin on your doorstep, it means you have nonfood items you can give to children with food […]

Vitamin D: The Superhero Micronutrient

We’ve been hearing a lot about Vitamin D lately. Did you know that Vitamin D is critical to the body and has numerous health benefits in addition to boosting the immune system? Studies have shown that vitamin D plays a role in bone health and reduces the risk of cancer, heart disease, diabetes, autoimmune diseases, […]

Why We Became Registered Dietitians

Each registered dietitian at BN has a unique story about how they became passionate about nutrition and why they enjoy their job. Continue reading to get to know the BN team a little better! Carol Banister: “I grew up on a farm and spent 12 years in 4-H which provided many opportunities to learn about […]

Does Altitude Increase Calorie Burn?

If you perform the same exact exercise twice, once in Oklahoma and once in Copper Mountain, Colorado, will your body burn the same amount of calories? Spend time in the mountains and you will quickly notice breathing becomes challenging and your heart rate is higher than normal.  Sea level air is more compressed by all […]

Air Fryers:  What’s all the Hype About?

It seems like air fryers have become a favorite go-to for busy college students and singles. Why?  They cook quickly and can cook a wide variety of foods. Plus – not only are air fryers amazing kitchen gadgets, they save 70-80% of calories compared to traditional frying because they require very little to no oil. […]

Brain Gains!

Having a healthy brain and adequate cognitive function is essential. There are certain foods we can include more of in our diets to ensure our brain is performing at its best. Oxidative stress is when there is an imbalance in the number of free radicals and antioxidants in your body. When free radicals are not […]

Menopause and Weight Gain!

You’re approaching menopause. You’re approaching “50.” Does menopause plus the magic number “50” mean you are also approaching fat? The answer to this question is a resounding NO! You could be entertaining weight gain if you are in either of the above scenarios, but it is not inevitable. Hormonal changes of menopause might increase the chances […]