Nutrition News

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 11/2/15

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...

Posted 09/22/15

Let’s Focus on Light and Lutein

By Trevor Bennion Hi readers! If you scroll down to the bottom real quick and take a look at my profile picture there, you’ll notice that I have on a pair of glasses. I’ve worn glasses since I was a freshman in high school, and even shadowed a handful of...

Posted 09/14/15

Top Supplements for Maintaining Muscle Mass in Older Adults

by Jonathan Clinthorne The loss of muscle mass and strength is a common occurrence during the aging process. In fact, it is estimated that most people lose between 1-2% of their muscle mass each year after the age of 50, and this accelerates after the age of 60[1]. This loss...

Posted 08/17/15

Another Piece of the Fructose Pie

New Research Alert by Jonathan Clinthorne Sugar used to be considered a delicacy, a treat that was enjoyed only occasionally. But with the advent of the processed foods industry, sugar made its way into every nook and cranny of our food supply, and now it’s so ubiquitous that we’re often...