Category Archives: Nutrition Tips

Exercise in Futility

The United States is currently facing an obesity crisis that is only increasing with each passing year. Close to thirty five percent of adults in America are obese, with numbers being forecasted as high as fifty percent by 2030. There … Continue reading

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Antioxidants

  We come across toxins in our environment everyday including cigarette smoke, exhaust fumes, pesticides, caffeine, alcohol and medicinal drugs. Some of these toxins are known as free radicals. We are exposed to free radicals every day even  through natural … Continue reading

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Apple Cider Vinegar: Real or Just a Fad?

Apple cider vinegar has earned the title of the newest weight loss practice. Supposedly, it is can potentially slow gastric emptying, improve lipid profile, increase glucose utilization in skeletal muscle, have an impact on lipid metabolism and more. However, the … Continue reading

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Hacking the World of Weight-Sensitive Sports

From powerlifting and Olympic-style weightlifting, to mixed-martial arts and judo, to lightweight rowing and horse-racing, weight-sensitive sports are integral part of modern-day athletics. Unfortunately, practices to achieve the athlete’s competition weight have become commonly risky and occasionally even fatal. Despite … Continue reading

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Purchasing and Preparing Healthy Foods on a Budget

Today, it is generally accepted that adding more fruits, vegetables, lean meats, whole grains, and low fat dairy to your diet will make your diet more healthful. One of the most common reasons stopping Americans from eating a more healthful … Continue reading

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Tips to Eating a Healthy Breakfast in a Busy Morning

We have all heard about the importance of breakfast from our parents and teachers since childhood. We have always been told “breakfast is the most important meal of the day,” or “eat a breakfast fit for a king,” but does … Continue reading

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Wheat Varieties and the Influence on Children’s Preference and Intake

Much like adults, children have distinct preferences for certain foods.  Many parents and childcare providers can relate to children refusing some whole grains, but not others. Does the type of wheat used in each loaf of bread really matter?  Researchers … Continue reading

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Wheat Variety to Jazz Up Your Life

Did you know there are six different varieties of wheat used in the United States?  Each variety has its own unique uses, flavor, texture, appearance, and nutritional content.   That means, you can enjoy all the benefits of wheat products in … Continue reading

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The Shape of Food and the Influence on Children’s Food Preferences

Many child care providers can relate to children’s requests to have their sandwiches cut into squares or triangles.  Child care providers are all too familiar with young children eating only shells and macaroni noodles over spirals and spaghetti noodles. We … Continue reading

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Celebrating Whole Grains Month

Make Half Your Grains Whole! The 2015-2020 Dietary Guidelines for Americans recommend half the grains you eat be whole grains.  What is a whole grain?  Whole grains contain all three parts of a kernel – the bran, germ, and endosperm.  … Continue reading

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