Nutrition Newsletter

April 2020 Nutrition Newsletter

In the course of our research, we found more than a few surprises about some of our favorite cheeses. For example, the sodium content of Parmesan cheese was truly shocking — 330 mg of sodium in a single ounce! American cheese and the vegan cheese alternative were also surprisingly high in sodium. Saturated fat, another…

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March 2020 Nutrition Newsletter

Recent weight stats for the US are growing — literally. According to the CDC, the obesity rate for US adults is 40% and 30% of American adults are overweight. Leah A. Frame, PhD, MHS, a researcher at George Washington University, has researched several food trends and concluded that, as our food becomes more and more…

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February 2020 Nutrition Newsletter

Veggie burgers originated in England in 1982 as a plant-based ‘hamburger’ option for people who preferred a vegetarian eating style. These original veggie burgers didn’t claim to taste like hamburgers; they were simply a non-meat option usually made from legumes, vegetables, and soy. Fast forward to today with two plant-based burgers that are designed to…

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January 2020 Nutrition Newsletter

About half of all American adults have one or more preventable chronic diseases such as high blood pressure, heart disease, obesity, or diabetes. These illnesses are often related to food choices and inactivity. Start Simple with MyPlate provides a variety of easy recommendations that anyone can tailor to fit their individual situation. MyPlate was originally…

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December 2019 Nutrition Newsletter

You probably learned about the five different flavors we sense in foods: sweet, salty, sour, bitter, and umami (a savory, meaty flavor) in school. How we sense flavors is a complicated process that involves smell, taste buds and genetics. Olfactory cells in our mouth and nose sense smells. Taste cells are clustered in taste buds…

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November 2019 Nutrition Newsletter

As the holidays get into full swing, dishes like roasts and baked hams start appearing at gatherings with increased regularity. So, how can you navigate these meals while making healthful choices? Let’s talk about the nutrition information for the most popular holiday meats You may notice that cut matters. While a strip steak and a…

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October 2019 Nutrition Newsletter

There are so many milks on the market today! Each new variety comes covered in packaging that touts myriad health claims and nutrient boosts, but which milks actually provide decent nutrition? We compared 10 different plant and animal milks on the market to further explore the nutrition facts behind the package claims. The serving size…

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September 2019 Nutrition Newsletter

Salads offer a fantastic way to get some more vegetables into your eating pattern. However, the dressing you pour on your salad can add a lot of unexpected calories, fat, sugar, and more! Italian dressing is generally the most calorie-dense. In terms of sugars, honey mustard packs the most, with 6 grams of sugar in…

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August 2019 Nutrition Newsletter

The recent updates to the nutrition facts label show off a new, cleaner design that’s meant to make it easier to quickly identify useful information. The updates also reflect the most recent scientific research on the links between food choices and chronic disease so that you can make healthy, great-tasting choices for you and your…

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July 2019 Nutrition Newsletter

Only 1 in 20 people in the US consumes the recommended amount of fiber. Let’s Talk About Added Fibers The Dietary Guidelines for Americans call out dietary fiber as a nutrient of public health concern because our typically poor fiber intakes are associated with health problems such as heart disease, abnormal laxation, and colon cancer.…

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