Items Tagged ‘Dana Hunnes’

To ease the transition to a plant-based diet, try these foods

July 18, 2018

To ease the transition to a plant-based diet, try these foods

By Ryan Hatoum rhatoum

Plant-based diets are associated with numerous health benefits, but it’s not so easy for meat eaters to suddenly drop foods they’re used to eating daily. Certain foods can help ease that transition, says UCLA senior dietitian Dana Hunnes, by providing nutrients and textures that are comparable to beef, chicken and other meat. If you feel […]

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Tags: almond milk, calcium, Dana Hunnes, diet, dietician, dietitian, dietitians, food, food choices, foods, healthy diet, meat


Using a juice cleanse to slim down for a big event? Here's a better alternative.

April 24, 2018

Using a juice cleanse to slim down for a big event? Here’s a better alternative.

By Ryan Hatoum rhatoum

Juice cleanses claim to help you lose weight fast, so it’s no wonder they’ve become so popular with summer vacationers and others who want to slim down for a special event coming soon. But the cold-pressed truth, says a UCLA dietitian, is that a juice cleanse – sometimes referred to as juicing – probably isn’t the […]

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Tags: bloat, BMI, body composition, body mass index (BMI), Dana Hunnes, dietician, dietitian, dramatic weight loss, energy levels, healthy food, juice cleanse, juicing


Thinking of adding more fish to your diet? Consider the health risks of farm-raised seafood

March 29, 2018

Thinking of adding more fish to your diet? Consider the health risks of farm-raised seafood

By Ryan Hatoum rhatoum

Many of us know swapping out protein sources like red meat for fish can be beneficial to our health. But when choosing between farm-raised and wild-caught fish, some may wonder: Are all fish created equal? To find out more about how where your fish comes from can affect our health, we spoke with Dana Hunnes, […]

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Tags: Dana Hunnes, diet, dietitian, fats, fish, meat, meat consumption, nutrition, omega-3 fatty acids, registered dietitian, Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center


A health calendar? Some surprising things you should be doing for your health

November 21, 2017

A health calendar? Some surprising things you should be doing for your health

By Ryan Hatoum rhatoum

Year-end is a great time to reflect on our health and endeavor to improve it. But aside from the typical New Year’s plans – like signing up for a gym membership or actually starting on that new diet – what should each of us be doing to put our health first? UCLA Health doctors and […]

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Tags: cardiovascular disease, chronic disease, Dana Hunnes, diabetes, dietitian, dr zhaoping li, Dr. Aparna Sridhar, Dr. John Mafi, dr. marilene wang, Erin Morse, health, obesity


How much candy is too much on Halloween?

October 31, 2017

How much candy is too much on Halloween?

By Ryan Hatoum rhatoum

With candy practically falling from the sky on Halloween, many kids will overindulge on sugary sweets during all the festivities. While that can be part of the fun of the holiday, there are plenty of ways to enjoy candy without overdoing it, says Dana Hunnes, senior dietitian at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center and adjunct […]

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Tags: added sugar, candy, children, Dana Hunnes, diet, dietitian, Halloween, holiday, holiday diet, nutrition, pediatrics, sugar


'Edible' 106-year-old fruitcake discovery raises question: how long do frozen foods actually keep?

September 7, 2017

‘Edible’ 106-year-old fruitcake discovery raises question: how long do frozen foods actually keep?

By Ryan Hatoum rhatoum

While some of us are wondering whether those frozen veggies sitting in the back of our freezer are still good, conservators in Antarctica recently uncovered a 106-year-old, “almost” edible fruitcake preserved in ice. To be sure, you shouldn’t wait for your frozen foods to join the centenarian club before you make use of them, but […]

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Tags: Dana Hunnes, dietician, dietitian, food, healthy food, nutrition


How to throw a healthy Fourth of July party

June 30, 2017

How to throw a healthy Fourth of July party

By Ryan Hatoum rhatoum

The Fourth of July is the perfect time to heat up the grill and gather with friends and family. With all that food and drink, however, the holiday can turn into a nutritional pitfall. Two dietitians at UCLA Health – Erin Morse and Dana Hunnes – share their tips on how to host a healthy […]

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Tags: alcohol, alcohol consumption, cooking, Dana Hunnes, dietician, dietitian, dietitians, Erin Morse, food, fourth of july, fruits, healthy holidays


Here's a distinct definition for the word 'healthy'

May 4, 2017

Here’s a distinct definition for the word ‘healthy’

By Ryan Hatoum rhatoum

We’ve all been there: you pick up a food item at the grocery store that has the word ‘healthy’ on it – but you’re not quite sure what that means. Is it good for you? Is it nutritious? It is worth paying extra for? Nutrition experts have been attempting to agree upon a clear definition […]

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Tags: balanced diet, Dana Hunnes, dieting, eating healthy, food, food labels, health, healthy, nutrition labels


It's a popular time to go on a diet. Are you doing it right?

April 14, 2017

It’s a popular time to go on a diet. Are you doing it right?

By Ryan Hatoum rhatoum

The lead-up to summer is a popular time to diet. Whether you’re preparing for swimsuit season or have pledged to get in shape, springtime can renew focus on nutrition. Before you go full-speed-ahead on that new diet your friend swears by, make sure you’re doing it in a way that’s safe, healthy and effective. Dana […]

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Tags: carbohydrates, Dana Hunnes, diet, dieting, diets, exercise, fat, food, foods, meal plan, nutrients, nutrition


Start your new year with a resolution worthy of a health pro

December 29, 2016

Start your new year with a resolution worthy of a health pro

By Ryan Hatoum rhatoum

    This time of year, your average ate-too-many-holiday-cookies Joes and Janes aren’t the only ones making resolutions to improve their health. Health professionals make resolutions for the new year, too. We asked UCLA Health doctors, nurses, dietitians, and other experts about their goals for 2017. At the top of their lists were resolutions about […]

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Tags: Dana Hunnes, diet, dieting, dietitian, dietitians, diets, Dr Andrew Goldstein, Dr Aurelia Nattiv, Dr Edmond Hewlett, Dr Gregory Henderson, Dr H Albin Gritsch, Dr Hans A Gritsch