Ashley Koff RD

Ashley Koff RD is an internationally-renowned registered dietitian who believes better nutrition is simple and is on a mission to help people achieve their personal health goals by providing understandable and highly effective tips and strategies. A self-described “qualitarian,” Koff emphasizes the value of quality nutritional choices in achieving optimal wellbeing, and has developed online tools such as The AKA Qualitarian Nutrition Plan and The AKA Personal Shopper to help people make better-quality choices. Besides maintaining a Washington, D.C.-based clinical practice, Koff is a much-sought-after expert in the media, social media, and is a go-to dietitian for the nation's leading doctors.

Don’t Fall For These Food Label Lies

When it comes to food labels, it's imperative that one reads between the lines. Learn more about the lies on the food packaging that you never knew existed.

The Biggest Loser: Your Metabolism And Your Faith

Focusing on weight loss 24/7 to the exclusion of all else is harmful for your metabolism and is not a long term solution to the weight issue. Instead, adopt a more sustainable approach. Start Fresh, forget about past diet failures. Maintain a food journal, what you ate and how you feel. Examine the journal and see what's working and what's not. Don't diet, rather give your body the nutrition it needs and stay healthy.

10 Essential Nutrients You Can’t Get From Food

10 Essential Nutrients You Can’t Get From Food

The Ideal Nutritional Diet To Improve Eye Health

Sleep well to give your overstrained eyes the rest and nutrients they need. Eat organic whole foods (kale, chard, collards, broccoli, nectarines, peas, and oranges) and fat (avocados, walnuts, hemp hearts, olives and quality olive oil). Indulge in outdoor activities that don’t require much visual effort. Wear sunglasses to protect your eyes even when it is not too sunny. Use natural ingredients in eyecare products.

Too Much Of Anything Is A Bad Thing: Watch Your Iron Intake

Though it helps in immunity, metabolism, and oxygen delivery, excess iron may cause cancer and heart diseases, speed up aging, and worsen Alzheimer's. Avoid supplements unless prescribed by your doc for intense workouts, to fight iron deficiency, or during pregnancy or menopause. It's better to eat pulses, whole grains, plant sources (spinach, dark leafy greens) than animal sources.

10 Nutrition Labels To Be Wary Of

Calorie-free energy drinks only provide stimulants, not energy. Less than 6 gm protein doesn't make a good protein bar. Super food bites and fruit snacks are most likely just sugar bites. Vegetable straws cannot replace vegetables. Diet soda is just artificial sweeteners. Pumpkin Latte may not have any pumpkin. Green is often the last ingredient in green smoothies.

Delicious Liquid, Nutrition Filled Recipe For Cold Winter

Creamy Cauliflower Soup: Sauté 2 tsp chopped garlic, 2 cups chopped leeks and ¼ tsp of salt for 3 mins on a saucepan with 2 tbs olive oil. Add chopped cauliflower and sauté for a min. Add 7 cups of vegetable broth and bring to boil then simmer for 30 min. Switch off the heat and let it cool. Add ¼ cup raw unsalted cashews, blend until smooth and enjoy.

When to Go Organic?

The term “Organic” has been a buzzword for years, and is becoming more and more prevalent in grocery stores around the country. But what...

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