The Mediterranean Diet

The Mediterranean Diet   At GI for Kids, we sometimes encourage our patients to follow a Mediterranean Diet. This diet is high in fruits, vegetables, plant-based proteins, and healthy fats. A Mediterranean Diet can be prescribed for a specific condition, like constipation, or just as a general healthy diet.   A Mediterranean Diet includes many […]

All About Kefir!

What is Kefir? Kefir is a fermented dairy product, similar to yogurt. Thinner than yogurt, kefir is typically consumed as a beverage. The fermentation process used to make kefir elevates the nutritional content.  Kefir is a good source of probiotics, protein, calcium and vitamin B12. The Turkic word, Kefir, means “feeling good”.     Nutrition […]

The Low FODMAP Diet

What is the Low FODMAP Diet? The Low FODMAP diet is an elimination diet often used to manage Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS). People with IBS have recurrent abdominal pain associated with a change in the frequency or type of stool. Symptoms may include abdominal pain, bloating, flatulence, constipation and diarrhea. The Low FODMAP diet consists […]

All About Herbs and Spices

This month we are all about herbs and spices! Herbs and spices are a great way to add flavor to you food without getting added fats, sugar or sodium. They are versatile, easy to use, and generally have a long shelf life. Many also have added health benefits. Did you know there is technically a […]

Quarantine Tips for Eating at Home

Is being stuck at home affecting your eating habits? Quarantine can make meal planning difficult! Some of you may feel overwhelmed having to prepare meals at home; while others may find they are eating more due to having stock piles of “Quarantine Snacks” or just out of pure boredom. Meal and Snack Tips at Home […]

All About Chia Seeds

Chia Seeds Chia seeds are the edible seeds of the Salvia hispanica plant native to Central America. They are a small but mighty seed in the realm of nutrition. 1 ounce of Chia Seeds Calories: 137 Carbohydrate: 12.3g (4%) Dietary Fiber: 10.6g Total fat: 8.6g  (13%) Omega-3: 4915mg Protein: 4.4g (9%) Calcium: 18% Phosphorus: 27% […]

All About Beets

Beets Serving size: 1 cup / Calories: 58.5 Total Carbohydrates: 13g / Total Fat: 0.2g / Protein 2.2g Dietary Fiber: 3.8g Beneficial for reducing constipation, promoting bowel movement regularity, and decreasing diverticulitis. Promotes overall better colon health. Vitamin C 11% Vitamin C aids in the absorption of iron, formation of collagen, improved wound healing, and […]

New Year, New Way to Set Goals!

New Year, New Way to Set Goals!   Did you set a “New Year’s Resolution” for 2020? Have you already broken it? If so, you are not alone! According to Us News and World Report, 80% of New Year’s Resolutions fail by the second week of February; and only 8% of resolutions are kept through […]

All About Ginger

You have probably seen many gingerbread houses this season, but do you know some of the benefits of ginger along with different ways to cook with it in the kitchen? Ginger is a flowering plant and is used in many forms in the kitchen. It is native to southeastern Asia and was used by the […]