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Lifestyle, Health, Nutrition & Inspiration from Luvo


Macronutrients 101

Forget about flavor for a moment. Ignore the joy you feel eating something delicious, and the satisfaction you get from making a meal that your friends or family rave about. Food, at its most basic level, is our fuel, and there are three types of nutrients in food that provide all the energy our bodies need. They’re called macronutrients, and you known them well: carbohydrates, fats and protein.… Read more »


Healthy Buzzwords Decoded

It seems like there’s a new healthy buzzword making the rounds almost every other day. Keeping up and learning what they actually mean can be difficult. Which ones are just marketing ploys designed to make you think you’re eating healthy when you’re actually not? Which are the real deal? Let us break it down for you:… Read more »


The Nutrition Questions I’m Always Asked

From the playground to the Player’s Tribune events, I’m quite a popular gal. I’d like to say it’s my winning personality that draws the fanfare, but often it’s the fact that as a dietitian, I’m available to answer all of those nagging, personal questions about food and nutrition that leave you wondering…what’s the real story? It’s a common occurrence, from the mom at school who handed me her food diary to Kelly Ripa (the Kelly Ripa!), who, upon meeting her briefly, whipped out her protein bar and asked me to weigh in.… Read more »


Non-Powder Protein Smoothies

Our bodies need protein. Along with fat and carbohydrates, it’s one of the major macronutrients we need to function. Lately it seems that everyone is pro-protein, from athletes to average Joes, citing protein’s ability to do just about anything. Experts say you should get between 10% and 35% of your daily calories from protein. So how do you make sure you’re getting enough?… Read more »


The Coolest Hybrid Vegetables

What do you get when you cross broccoli with cauliflower? Broccoflower, of course. It’s just one of many hybrid vegetables or fruits you might already be eating. And though new ones take many years to perfect before they hit the market, there are likely many more on the way. Let us introduce you to a few of the most interesting ones.

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Guide to Asian Greens

We’re just a tiny bit obsessed with greens over here at Luvo (evidence can be found here, here and here. They’re tasty, very good for you, and you have so many options to choose from. That being said, we have yet to delve into the wonderful world of Asian greens!

Here’s a rundown of greens commonly used in Asian cooking:… Read more »


Vitamins 101

When people ask whether I take a multivitamin, they’re often surprised when I quickly and bluntly blurt out “no.” Studies linking vitamin use to a lower risk of chronic disease have been largely disappointing, meaning that at best, only a weak or modest relationship has been established. Some studies have even shown a potential risk from taking supplements.… Read more »