Nutrition Newsletter

May 2021 Nutrition Newsletter

Our May goal for the Positive Resolution Project is to add more vegetables to your eating pattern! This is the fifth month of adding a positive achievement each month to those already accomplished in earlier months this year. The goal is to have twelve new habits and a healthier lifestyle at the end of the…

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March 2021 Nutrition Newsletter

We’re moving into the third month of our Positive Resolutions for 2021 project. With this project, the goal is to achieve one new, positive goal each month this year, adding each new goal onto the goals from past months. This month, we’ll move into a specific nutrition topic: Get Some Whole Grains.  

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February 2021 Nutrition Newsletter

We’re already into the second month of the New Year and our Positive Resolutions for 2021 project. The goal is to achieve one new thing each month – a positive goal –and then add on to that each month. At the end of the year you’ll have twelve new habits and a healthier lifestyle.  

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January 2021 Nutrition Newsletter

We don’t really know what to expect in the New Year. Think back to January of last year and the goals or plans you had for 2020. So much has changed since then. One comment We’ve heard over and over during this past year is that next year will be better… looking forward to 2021.…

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December 2020 Nutrition Newsletter

A new study gives more reason to “go fish” and reduce animal-based protein sources in your diet. According to a new study from Northwestern Medicine and Cornell University consuming just 2 servings of beef, processed meat or poultry on a weekly basis has been found to raise the risk of cardiovascular disease by 3 to…

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November 2020 Nutrition Newsletter

Need more reason to bump up your fruit and veggie intake? Chew on this. A recent Canadian study among middle and older adults finds that heavy intake of vegetables and fruits improves cognitive function. Among study participants between the ages of 45 to 85, a Mediterranean diet improved mental status. Researchers suggest that eating more…

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October 2020 Nutrition Newsletter

A recent review of literature in 2018 evaluates the potential impact of nuts and seeds on gut microbiota and their role in weight management and obesity prevention. Nuts provide prebiotic fiber which affects energy regulation. The researchers suggest that nuts may aid in weight control through the maintenance of gut barrier integrity, anti-inflammatory effects and…

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September 2020 Nutrition Newsletter

The 2015-2020 DGA for the first time recommended that Americans consume less than 10% of total calories from added sugar. The 2020 scientific report takes this a step further and recommends limiting added sugar to only 6%of calories. Updated once every five years, the Dietary Guidelines for Americans (DGA) is largely based on a report…

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August 2020 Nutrition Newsletter

A study out of Columbia University Irvine Medical Center suggests that inadequate sleep and poor sleep quality may raise the risk of heart disease and obesity in women. Study authors found that the women with the worst quality sleep ate more added sugars associated with diabetes and obesity. Higher calorie intake and body weight were…

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July 2020 Nutrition Newsletter

Anti-nutrients are a natural part of some plant foods, and while you might not have heard much about them before, they are not a new phenomenon. Most are destroyed through processing and cooking, and many of the foods have great health benefits. By eating a variety of foods you offset any losses.

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