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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Want a Tan in Winter? Eat More Fruits & Veggies

Want a Tan in Winter? Eat More Fruits & Veggies

As summer fades to memory, so do our suntans. While tanning parlors are preparing for their busy season, an old-new solution is readily available – fruits and vegetables. In fact, it may even be better than a suntan. A UK … 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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The Ultimate Fruit and Veggie Quiz

The Ultimate Fruit and Veggie Quiz

This is a guest blog post by Sheah Rarback, RD Survey after survey repeats the message that people are confused about what to eat. To clear confusion, at least on the fruit and vegetable question, I have reviewed the scientific … Continue reading

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4 Ways Juice Plus is Scamming Americans

4 Ways Juice Plus is Scamming Americans

A friend recently told us she was thinking of starting a Juice Plus supplement regime for herself, and perhaps becoming a distributor. As she was about to drop $178 just for her own consumption, she asked us what we thought. … Continue reading

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What’s a Vegetable Garden Doing at a San Antonio Hospital?

What’s a Vegetable Garden Doing at a San Antonio Hospital?

In one of the biggest ironies of modern culture, many hospitals have onsite fast food establishments. There are several advantages to a McDonald’s and clones on premises. The food is available 24/7, it is served quickly, and it is cheap. … Continue reading

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Cure for the “See Food” Diet

Cure for the “See Food” Diet

This is a guest post by Katie Sullivan Morford, MS, RD and was originally published here. You know the old joke, “I’m on a seafood diet. I see food, and I eat it.” I’m a See Food diet kind of … Continue reading

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Denny’s Fit Fare Menu – Healthy Diner Food?

Denny’s Fit Fare Menu – Healthy Diner Food?

Denny’s dubs itself “America’s Diner”. While diners serve traditional fare, it is usually not considered the most healthful. Let’s just say there’s a lot of grease to go around. But you’ve got to give the people what they want, and … Continue reading

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Top 10 Healthy Snacks for Kids

Top 10 Healthy Snacks for Kids

Recent data from market research firm NPD confirms what we all know – American kids are heavy snackers. Children aged 6 to 12 consume 4.1 snacks per day. Teens consume slightly less, just 3.8.  Younger children munch mostly on foods … Continue reading

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Why is Healthy Food Such a Joke?

Why is Healthy Food Such a Joke?

This is a guest blog post by Sally Kuzemchak, MS, RD, and originally appeared here. I saw a little boy wearing this t-shirt at the airport recently. I know this shirt is supposed to be funny. I get the joke. But … Continue reading

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