Christina Meyer-Jax

Good Question: Where Do Food Cravings Come From?Pizza, nachos, ice cream -- when it comes to food, we all have our favorites. And depending on the time of day, we may crave one type of food over another. "We are just descendants from cave men, so it was all about survival," said Christina Meyer-Jax, a registered dietician.
7 Tips For Eating Well On A BudgetThe benefits of healthy eating are well known, but buying veggies, fruits and lean protein can be expensive. The cost of nutritious foods cranks up your grocery bill, while fast foods and processed foods are cheap in comparison. So do you sacrifice health to save money?
Sprouted Wheat Becoming A Trend In Healthy EatingWith each year, there seems to be a new wave of food trends. One foot item you may have been seeing pop up a lot more often is sprouted wheat. Not many are aware of what that even entails, so WCCO's Natalie Nyhus talked with dietician Christina Meyer-Jax to get a better feel for the grain.
2014's Top Food Trends: Gluten-Free & Full-FatWith each year, there seems to be a new wave of food trends. One year it was the Atkins diet, another year it's juicing and fondue. But this year, it's all about clean, fresh, lean and real foods, according to a dietician WCCO's Natalie Nyhus talked with.
The Do's And Don'ts Of Marathon NutritionAll this week, we're looking at what it takes to get ready to run in a race like the Twin Cities Marathon. It’s tough to run 26.2 miles and requires proper training in every aspect, not just running. Training for these races is not something you can do in just one week.
Is Juicing Worth The Extra Time And Money?It's hard to argue against the benefits of eating your fruits and vegetables. But what about drinking them? Juicing, the process of extracting juice from plant tissues, is a nutritional trend that's growing in popularity.
How You Can Eat Barbecue And Still Stay HealthyDespite the cooler weather, it's still summer and there is plenty of time to get out and fire up the grill. Grilling out means serving chips, dips and burgers. But just because you're BBQ'ing, that doesn't necessarily mean your meal can't be healthy.
Should You Switch To A Gluten-Free Diet?It isn't terribly difficult these days to find gluten-free products on store shelves. People with celiac disease need to get gluten completely out of their diets, but there are still others who are simply gluten intolerant.
‘It’s Like Crack’: Doctor On Pre-Workout Supplement IngredientGetting to the gym can be hard when you're tired and over-worked. Many people are using powders that you mix with water and take about half an hour before you work out to get an edge.
Making Eating On The Go EasierEating well while "on the go" can be a challenge. Every day, about one quarter of the U.S. population eats fast food, according to "Fast Food Nation" author Eric Schlosser.
Eat Energy-Rich Foods For Your Daily LiftMonday marks the first day back at work for many people after daylight saving time, so no doubt a few people are springing forward to grab an extra cup of coffee.
Health Expert Says Fat Is 'Awesome'The long-held view of fat in our diets is that it causes health problems. One registered dietitian says that's not the case anymore and that we need fat to stay healthy and thin.
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