Hydration with Fruit: Tasty, Healthy, and Filling

Hydration with Fruit: Tasty, Healthy, and Filling

Last week we wrote about vegetables as a source of hydration. This week – fruit. Just like veggies, most fruits have an awesome calorie to volume ratio – you can eat a serving, or two, or three and still stay … Continue reading

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Willpower – a Muscle that Fatigues with Use

Willpower – a Muscle that Fatigues with Use

Ever wonder why it’s so much harder to resist food temptations in the evening compared to the morning hours? Behavioral scientists have researched this matter and they have a possible answer. Decision-making is a cognitive activity that requires effort and … Continue reading

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3 Reasons Your Smoothie is Sabotaging Your Diet

3 Reasons Your Smoothie is Sabotaging Your Diet

Smoothies are one of the most popular breakfast and snack choices in America today. They are tasty, convenient, portable, and supposedly healthy. Unfortunately, not all fruit and vegetable smoothies are good for you. 1. Smoothie portion sizes tend to run … Continue reading

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What Food to Bring to the Beach?

What Food to Bring to the Beach?

There’s nothing quite like the beach on a hot summer day. For some of us, it is a quick drive from home. For those who are coastal challenged, a rare treat. In any case, frolicking in the waves and building … Continue reading

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6 Cranberry Facts You Did Not Know [Video, Recipe]

6 Cranberry Facts You Did Not Know [Video, Recipe]

Thanksgiving is exactly 2 weeks away, and this means cranberry season! Here are some interesting facts and a fun video created by the good folks at How Does it Grow, a non-profit education initiative dedicated to promoting agricultural literacy. 1. … Continue reading

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To Juice or to Blend?

To Juice or to Blend?

Fresh liquid nutrition is really big these days. Cold pressed juice stands are popping up all over metro areas. Jamba Juice and competitors have hundreds of branches nationwide, and companies like Vitamix and Blendtec are selling $500 machines like hot … Continue reading

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How Worried Should You Be About Pesticide on Your Fruit?

How Worried Should You Be About Pesticide on Your Fruit?

Everyone needs to eat more fruits and vegetables. They are tasty, full of fiber, rich in antioxidants, and should be a part of every meal. All good, right? Well, that depends on how seriously you take the threat of pesticide … Continue reading

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Six Ways to Improve Your On-the-Road Breakfast

Six Ways to Improve Your On-the-Road Breakfast

Many hotels and motels include breakfast as part of the package. These free breakfasts are a dangerous place for a healthy diet. Here is some simple advice to help you make the best of what some experts call the most … Continue reading

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10 Important Back to School Nutrition Tips

10 Important Back to School Nutrition Tips

Summer is ending, at least from a school-vacation perspective. A new school-year is a perfect time to create new habits. Whether it’s added house chores, more time spent on homework, or improved nutrition, the start of a school year is … Continue reading

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22 Healthier Store-Bought Snacks

22 Healthier Store-Bought Snacks

This is a guest post by Katie Sullivan Morford, MS, RD and was originally published here. One of the most hopeful signs that perhaps change is underway in our snack food nation was the bin of fresh apples, oranges, and … Continue reading

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