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Nutrition Notes: Where to Find Nutrition Advice

Nutrition messages change on the daily. What advice do I follow? How do I know what to believe? What’s the difference between a registered dietitian and nutritionist? National Nutrition Month is coming to an end, and I wanted to share one last message: A registered dietitian nutritionist can provide sound, easy-to-follow personalized nutrition advice to…

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Nutrition Notes: March is National Nutrition Month!

Happy National Nutrition Month everyone! During the month of March, the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics focuses on ways to promote healthy, nutritious food choices. National Nutrition Month serves as a great reminder to enjoy delicious, healthy meals and developing good eating habits. The theme for 2016 is “Savor the Flavor of Eating Right,” which…

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Nutrition Notes: What’s in a Can?

How are canned foods made? What is the secret behind preventing canned food from getting spoiled? According to the USDA, canning food is a method of preserving food by heat processing and then sealing foods in an airtight container. This process destroys microorganisms and inactivates enzymes. As the heated canned food cools, a vacuum seal…

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Nutrition Notes: February is Canned Food Month!

We are celebrating canned food this month and rightly so.  Canned foods provide quick, easy and economical nourishment. Seasonal produce, canned at their peak freshness, can be enjoyed all year round – amazing isn’t it? All kinds of canned foods are available today in the market, including soups, sauces, meats, fruits and vegetables and even…

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Nutrition Notes: Beef Up on Beans

Beans, peas and lentils are members of the legume family. They are relatively cheap, low fat, and contain protein, carbohydrates, folic acid, potassium, magnesium, iron, zinc and fiber. Research shows that including beans in the diet helps lower LDL cholesterol (a.k.a. bad cholesterol) levels and reduce the risk of heart disease and diabetes. A variety…

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Yummy foods, Tennis shoes

I’m sure this is not news to anyone, but some of the tastiest holiday foods tend to be the highest in calories. I know. I’m sad about that too. If you’re like me, you may have tried to make your dishes a little healthier. But as soon as you alter Nana’s recipe, your family kicks…

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Nutrition Notes: Healthy Holiday Cooking

As hard as it is to believe, the holidays are creeping right back up on us! Not only is Thanksgiving right around the corner, but so are the temptations of delicious and savory holiday comfort foods. The festivities involved in the holiday season are usually centered around eating a ton of delicious food—the latter of…

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Nutrition Notes: Gotta Love Those Antioxidants!

We’ve all heard the hype associated with antioxidants, but have you ever wondered what an antioxidant really is, and just why it is so significant? Antioxidants work to protect your body from damage caused by free radicals. Free radicals are typically formed when your body breaks down foods, as well as with increased exposure to…

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Nutrition Notes: Immune Boosting Power of Healthy Eating

Cue the Clorox wipes, the elbow sneezes, and runny noses… cold and flu season is almost here. While washing your hands is the first line of defense, did you know your body has its own built in defense method? Your immune system! Good, healthy, nutritious foods can help boost your immune system and may offer…

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Nutrition Notes: Let’s Get Active!

Are you interested in adding years to your life, and life to your years? Well then, I have the perfect solution for you – physical activity! Regular physical activity can provide health benefits for people of all ages, shapes and sizes by reducing both your blood pressure and cholesterol levels. Sounds like a pretty good…

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