Month: January 2022

What is the Dash Diet?

Written by UConn Dietetics Intern Laura Scarfone   What is the DASH Diet?  The DASH diet stands for Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension. The diet refers to an eating pattern designed to help prevent or treat high blood pressure (hypertension). The eating pattern focuses on whole foods higher in nutrients that have shown to lower […]

Gut Microbiome Health

Written by UConn Dietetics Intern Isabella Pratt The topic of gut health has been rising in popularity over the past few years and for good reason! Our gut microbiome is full of bacteria (both good and bad) that are the basic makeup of our health. There is so much more to learn about gut health. […]

Added Sugars vs Natural Sugars

Written by UConn Dietetics Student Caitlyn McDonagh There continues to be confusion about natural and added sugars in foods. Read on to become an expert! What are natural sugars? Natural sugars are the sugars that occur naturally in whole foods. Most natural sugars found in fruits are fructose, and in dairy products like cheese and […]