Nutrition

The Right Way to Weight Loss

Experts weigh in on top diet tips Sometimes dieting isn’t as simple as you’d expect. The idea that fewer calories and more calories out leads to weight loss makes sense, but you’ve been trying to lose weight for weeks and just aren’t seeing the results you thought you would. Yes, you’ve made a few mistakes…

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10 Must-Have Tools for the Home Kitchen

Today I want to talk about tools. Kitchen tools. Doesn’t having the right equipment make all the difference? It’s that much easier to get a healthful dinner on the table when you’re not improvising saucepans or digging through cutlery. In order to help your clients reach their health goals, I highly recommend that you make…

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Whole Grain Facts

Whole grains contain the bran, endosperm, and germ of a grain kernel. Refined grains usually contain only the endosperm. There are lots of nutrients in the bran and germ, and removing them often leads to a less nutrient-dense final product. Sometimes refined grain foods can be fortified with a few of the nutrients they lost,…

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Plant Protein

What is Plant Protein? Plant protein is exactly what it sounds like — protein that comes from a plant. Proteins are considered essential nutrients, and they’re classified as macronutrients. There are two other macronutrients: fats and carbohydrates. Proteins are made up of chains of various amino acids, and different proteins can contain different amino acids.…

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Learn the basics about probiotics

Learn the basics about probiotics The ancient Greek physician Hippocrates believed all disease begins in the gut. Now, nearly 2,500 years later, research is slowly discovering the role gut bacteria play in health. Could Hippocrates be right? Bacteria are usually thought of as something bad, as nothing more than germs that cause disease. However, your…

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The Skinny on Sprouted Grains

Beth Rosen, MS, RD, CDN is here today to talk about a hot topic in the worlds of shopping, cooking, and healthful eating: sprouted grains. Sprouted grain products seem to be making their way to grocery store shelves as the new “power food.” But, what exactly are sprouted grains? Here’s the skinny on this new trend:…

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The Mood-Food Connection

Don’t let your emotions dictate when you’re hungry. You’re sad, so you eat chocolate. You’re happy, so you pig out on cake. You’re bored, so you munch on chips. You’re stressed, so you drink a few beers. Sound familiar? Whether you realize it or not, you may be looking to food for comfort or distraction—especially…

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Why you should eat home-cooked meals

Combine fast food and carryout with an over-scheduled life and you have a recipe for weight gain, high blood pressure, and high cholesterol. For many people, eating out is the norm rather than the exception. Pack a lunch for work? Who ever thought of such a thing? Make dinner after a long day at work?…

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Good Carb or Bad Carb?

Is there even a difference? When you hear the word “carb,” does it make you think of food that’s healthy and diet-friendly or do you think of food that should be avoided at all costs? Oh, how times have changed since the days of the food pyramid that placed bread/rice/pasta as the foundation of your…

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Just a Spoonful of…Apple Cider Vinegar

Its healing powers may be more than a folk remedy. You know the apple cider vinegar sitting on your pantry shelf is useful for cooking, but did you know it can be used for cleaning, gardening, personal hygiene, and curing a wide range of health conditions? For centuries, apple cider vinegar has been used to…

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