Nutrition News

Posted 03/15/16

Resistant Starch May Just Help You Resist Those Sugar Cravings

by Jonathan Clinthorne Resistant starch is a topic that is making waves in various health and nutrition communities, especially in the weight-loss sphere. Bicycling magazine recently published an article about this unique starch; meanwhile, paleo and primal health experts have also promoted resistant starch due to its unique effects on...

Posted 02/22/16

Follow Your Heart … All the Way to the Gym!

By Trevor Bennion Our bodies are meant to move. With today’s busy schedules, it can be difficult to make time and find the motivation to maintain the fitness our bodies crave. While ignoring physical activity might seem innocent enough, it is actually one of the most dangerous health risks we...

Posted 02/16/16

CoQurious About Heart Health?

by Jonathan Clinthorne February is National Heart Health Month, and what better way to celebrate heart health than to highlight some of the most interesting new research being published about a very important nutrient for heart health—Coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10). The first study I want to highlight is from 2014, but...

Posted 01/19/16

How to Hit Your Fitness Goals in 10 Minutes or Less!

By Trevor Bennion Exercise is amazingly healthy. Not only can exercise strengthen your muscles, but the more you do it, things like your nerves become better at controlling your movement, and subsequently you’ll begin to support long-term nervous system and even brain health. Similarly, your hormones, immune system, metabolism, and...

Posted 01/4/16

Healthy Habits in 10 Minutes or Less

by Jonathan Clinthorne Have you made a health goal that you would really like to achieve as part of your New Year’s resolutions? Here at Natural Grocers we know the importance of setting goals and our last blog post, Setting the Right Resolutions for 2016, shared some wonderful tips on...

Posted 12/17/15

Setting the Right Resolutions for 2016

By Trevor Bennion With the New Year quickly upon us, New Year’s resolutions are fresh on everyone’s minds. For many people, the end of the year is a time to take a personal inventory and reflect on how the year was for you, then make goals for the next year...

Posted 12/14/15

Seven Nutrition Tips for Surviving the Holiday Season

by Jonathan Clinthorne Shopping, entertaining and traveling all contribute to the relatively stressful and unhealthy holiday season. Whether you are tempted by a cinnamon bun at the mall or a side of onion rings at the airport, the holiday season makes it all too easy to fall victim to unhealthy...

Posted 11/16/15

The Definitive Guide to Natural Sweeteners: Part 2

by Jonathan Clinthorne Last month our blog featured a Definitive Guide to Natural Sweeteners Part 1: In part 2 of this guide we will elaborate on some of the more non-traditional sweeteners that have become popular in the past several years. Stevia Stevia falls into the category of sweeteners known...

Posted 11/2/15

New Research Alert: Vitamin D Toxicity Even More Rare than Previously Thought

by Jonathan Clinthorne As winter sneaks up on us, we should all be thinking about what we can do to stay optimally healthy over the holidays. One thing recommended by Natural Grocers Nutritional Health Coaches, academics, and many health conscious people alike is taking a vitamin D supplement throughout the...

Posted 10/12/15

The Definitive Guide to Natural Sweeteners: Part 1

by Jonathan Clinthorne Most of us are familiar with the use of sugar as a sweetener in our foods. Most sweeteners—table sugar, high-fructose corn syrup, maple syrup, honey—are composed of the simple sugars fructose and glucose in about equal parts, with some variation, depending on the sweetener. Whether you add...