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Better Nutrition: What It IS & What It's NOT

From the Show: Naturally Savvy
Summary: Hot off Natural Products Expo West, 2017, Ashley Koff, RD, returns to discuss what she saw as the top trends, as well as her "9 Commandments of Better Nutrition."
Air Date: 3/21/17
Duration: 24:36
Host: Andrea Donsky, RHN and Lisa Davis, MPH
Guest Bio: Ashley Koff, RD
Ashley-KoffAshley Koff is an internationally-renowned registered dietitian who believes better nutrition is simple and is on a mission to help anyone achieve their personal health goals by providing simple but highly effective tips and strategies. A self-described “Qualitarian,” Koff emphasizes the value of quality nutritional choices in achieving optimal health and has developed tools such as The AKA Qualitarian Nutrition Plan and The AKA Personal Shopper to help facilitate this.

Koff is widely sought after for her knowledge and ability to translate nutrition science into practical and motivating messages and appears regularly in the National Media, has authored two books and speaks frequently on the topic of better quality choices for better health.
Better Nutrition: What It IS & What It's NOT

Hot off Natural Products Expo West, 2017, Ashley Koff, RD, returns to Naturally Savvy to share what she saw as the top trends.

1) Gummy supplements. More companies are doing these, and doing them right.

2) SIBO (slow intestinal bacterial overgrowth) and FODMAP diets and products.

3) Adaptogens. Class of herbs (leaf, berry, root) that have survived and thrived under extreme stress (i.e. Siberian ginseng, turmeric, Maca, reishi). They help your body adapt better to certain types of stress. A natural alternative to OTC solutions, or even stimulants like caffeine. Adaptogens can be found in powders, supplements, teas, bars, etc.

Ashley also discusses her "9 Commandments of Better Nutrition," which include the following:

  1. better nutrition better be delicious
  2. better nutrition is better (not perfect) choices more often
  3. better nutrition better be doable in your life today
  4. better nutrition better be based on where you're at
  5. better nutrition better fit in your budget
  6. better nutrition means better quality
  7. better nutrition means better quantity
  8. better nutrition means better nutrient balance
  9. better nutrition means better frequency

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