Category Archives: Nutrition

Take the June Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Quiz!

You’ve likely heard the recommendation to eat at least 5 fruits and vegetables daily for best health. New advice is leaning more towards eating 5 servings of each. Test your knowledge and take the June Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Month Quiz!

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Protein and Weight Loss

In her most recent NY Times post, A Diet and Exercise Plan to Lose Weight and Gain Muscle, Gretchen Reynolds explains that when someone diets, and drops one pound, that pound is mostly fat.  Some of that pound though - about 1/3rd - can be muscle. Yikes! We don't want to lose muscle! Muscle is more…
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Juicing, Blending, and the Cleanse: Healthy Options or Just Another Diet Trap?

Juicing, Juice Cleanses and Detox Diets are all the rage these days. Most people who try “juicing” or “juice cleanses” often believe they will lose weight, improve energy levels, prevent disease, get relief from constipation, resolve headaches, muscle aches and fatigue, or in some way “unpollute” their bodies. Options range from home-made, gym-made or chain restaurant vegetable…
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