5 Foods To Eat For Healthier Looking Skin

Keeping It Fresh By April 19, 2016 Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , No Comments

Food is powerful. Eating a healthy diet and staying well hydrated keeps your energy up and you looking good. What you eat plays a role in what’s going on both inside and outside your body. These five foods can give you glowing skin, fewer wrinkles, and reduce your skin’s sensitivity to sunlight. Eating healthy looks good on you!

Dark Chocolate

Not only is cocoa a sweet treat but it can also help keep your skin firm and smooth. Flavonols, the antioxidants found in cocoa, help your skin fight damage from sunlight and increase blood flow to give you a healthy glow. Look for chocolate that has at least 70% cocoa to make sure your treat does more than simply satisfy the sweet tooth. Indulge on a few squares each day for health looking skin, guilt free!

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The Skinny on GMOs

Chew on This, Health Care Professionals, Keeping It Fresh By March 2, 2016 Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , No Comments

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Today the Senate Agriculture Committee announced that it was putting forth the Safe and Accurate Food Labeling Act (aka SAFE Act). This bill would block states from individually tackling the issue of requiring food products to be labeled for GMO-containing ingredients (like Vermont plans to do this summer). So, the GMO debate is back front and center.

GMOs, or genetically modified organisms, have been a hotly debated topic for years among consumers, nutrition experts, and the food industry. There is a lot of information out there about GMOs and a lot of passionate people involved in the debate. So much information and passion often leads to confusion (at least it does for me).

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Sweet Potato & Bean Chili

Keeping It Fresh By February 25, 2016 Tags: , , , , , , , , No Comments

This recipe comes to you from the fabulous dietitians over on the NourishRDs blog. It’s the perfect chili to make for #NationalChiliDay. 

With winter in full swing, something about spending the night in and watching a good movie with a big, warm bowl of soup or chili sounds just so…nourishingSoups, stews, and chilis are always a great go-to meal because they’re easy to prepare, you can load them with nutrition, and they make great leftovers.

This chili recipe comes courtesy of our friend and fellowdietitian, Marcy who made this for us last year. Ever since we had our first bite, we’ve been hooked! This recipe takes a nice spin on a classic chili by using sweet potatoes, one of our favorite seasonal veggies.

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It’s All About the Heart

Around the Table, Keeping It Fresh By February 11, 2016 Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , No Comments

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February is a big month. Not only do we have the Super Bowl, and Valentine’s Day, but also Mardi Gras, and the start of Lent. It’s a month full of sweets and calorie-heavy events (good thing it’s a short month!). February is also dedicated to spotlighting heart health. It’s a great time to check in on your health after the New Year when motivation for your resolutions begins to fade.

Heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women across most ethnicities in the United States. The sobering statistic is that 1 out of every 7 deaths in the US is caused by heart disease. Certain lifestyle choices put you at higher risk for developing heart disease including not being physically active, poor eating habits, smoking, and excessive alcohol intake. What’s the good news you ask? Changes you make in your life can dramatically reduce your risk of heart disease. Small changes can lead to lasting results. Read on for 5 things to start doing daily to have a positive impact on your heart and your health.

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My Super Bowl Food Game Plan

Keeping It Fresh By February 6, 2016 Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , No Comments

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Let’s be honest, the Super Bowl is mostly about commercials, friends, and good food, right? There are definitely some hardcore football fans who want to watch the game but most people are interested in everything else. By some estimates the average person eats almost 2400 calories over the course of the game. (Check out the infographic for how long you would have to exercise to burn to work off all those calories). That doesn’t even include the other meals you ate that day … that is a lot of calories! Be a mindful eater during the game to calories eaten in check and surround yourself with tasty lower calorie choices to limit the chances of overeating. Here is a my game plan, menu if you will, of Super Bowl foods. It’s full of classics and new favorites so you have something for everyone.

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How do I make almond milk?

Uncategorized By January 26, 2016 No Comments

 

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Going to the grocery store for milk can be an overwhelming experience nowadays. We are bombarded with different types of milk, percentages, and brands. How can we be sure of what we are getting? Is it pasteurized? Is it organic? Are there additives? What type of milk is best for you and your family?

I am a HUGE advocate of almond milk, and what’s really great is you can easily make it yourself! Almond is also super good for you and has tons of extra benefits that you may not be getting from other types of milk.

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