Tagged: nutrition

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The Great Salt Debate

You would think by now that those in the know would come to a consensus on certain things by now, like just how much salt we should be eating, right? But no, the decades old debate seems to be going...

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A Beginner’s Guide To Flaxseed

You’ve no doubt heard of flaxseed. In recent years it’s found it’s way in to all kinds of foods; crackers, breads, frozen waffles, oatmeal and more. The Flax Council estimated about 300 was added or used in about 300 new...

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Picking Olive Oil

Because of it’s unsaturated and packed with polyphenols, olive oil has been shown to protect the heart and can even turn off bad genes that increase risk for atherosclerosis (blockage of arteries). But with hundreds of brands and varieties to...

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Too Much Vitamin D?

Q: I recently had some labs done and the dr. told me to start taking 50 mg of zinc an 5000 of vitamin D. That just seemed like a lot of vit D to me. Has anyone else had to...

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A Beginner’s Guide To Saturated Fats

A while back I posted an Introduction to Fat and decided that there was enough important information to pass along that I would do a short series on the different fats and how to make some healthy choices when it...

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The Growing Problem of Portion Sizes

There’s a oldie-but-goodie infographic out there from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) titled “The New (Ab)Normal,” that shows how much the average portion sizes for burgers, fries, and soda have grown since the 1950s. Portion sizes have been growing. So...

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A Beginner’s Guide to Calcium

Calcium is the most common mineral in the human body, primarily in our bones, but it is also used by our body for blood clotting, muscle contractions, and overall cellular function. And I’m talking body cells, not phones here.

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What to Eat by Marion Nestle

This is one of the first books I read when I started pursuing my interests in a nutrition based career. She basically takes you on a tour of your grocery store providing lots of great information about the food you...

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Food Labels, Truth in Advertising?

All-Natural! Organic! No-Cholesterol!   As more and more of us are trying to eat healthier, more and more of these buzz-words are being added to food packages, competing to get our attention and get us to take them home. But...

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Dressing Up Your Water

It’s been three years now since I gave up drinking soft drinks… and I still miss it at times. But, I have to say I genuinely enjoy drinking water. I really like the refreshment of an ice cold glass of...