Dr. Brenda Davy joins us to talk about what we drink, and why it matters – from hydration, to fluoridation, to weight management.
Dr. Davy is a Professor in the Department of Human Nutrition, Foods and Exercise at Virginia Tech. She earned her PhD in Human Nutrition and MS in Exercise Physiology and is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN). Her areas of expertise include obesity and body weight regulation; water and beverage intake and health; diet and cardiovascular diseases; and dietary intake assessment.
This episode spans a wide range of topics including how beverages impact energy intake, how to stay hydrated, and how to make beverage choices that support your lifestyle and body weight goals. As always, we look behind the curtain to see how science is done, and how real scientists put their knowledge into practice.
Note: We do not address controversial aspects of weight management like the harmful impacts of diet culture and weight stigma in this conversation. Please see previous episodes with Dr. Gabrielle Fundaro (Ep #23) and Dr. Fatima Cody Stanford (Ep #28) for discussions of these important topics.