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Healthy plant-based diet linked with substantially lower type 2 diabetes risk

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    “This study highlights that even moderate dietary changes in the direction of a healthful plant-based diet can play a significant role in the prevention of type 2 diabetes,” said Ambika Satija, postdoctoral fellow in the Department of Nutrition, lead author of the study. “These findings provide further evidence to support current dietary recommendations for chronic […]

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Potassium is important for your blood pressure!

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The American College of Cardiology (ACC) and American Heart Association (AHA) recently released the first comprehensive, updated guidelines for detecting, preventing, managing and treating high blood pressure since 2003. The big story in this update is the lower definition of high blood pressure to prevent complications and encourage earlier intervention to reduce health risk. High […]

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Have you felt “butterflies” in your stomach?

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If you’ve ever felt the sensation of “butterflies” in your stomach or had a “gut feeling” about a situation, you’ve experienced the connection of the brain and the gut. This two-way communication between the nervous system and digestive tract goes beyond emotional response; it has been implicated in numerous health conditions. Interventions involving the gut-brain axis […]

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Resolve to eat more plants in 2018!

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Sometimes the month-long holiday season seems like the perfect set-up for making New Year’s resolutions that emphasize the word “no.” No more sugar! No more snacks! Cut out all fat! No carbs! There’s something about January that makes us want to re-group and renew. It might be motivational to put strict food rules in place, but […]

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Have you tried this great snack?

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Our snack-friendly culture has embraced edamame, a Japanese bean often eaten like unshelled Southern boiled peanuts. A type of shell bean, edamame contains immature soy beans within each pod that can be served whole and squeezed from one end to release slippery, crisp beans. Product labels typically designate both whole and shelled forms as edamame, although […]

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Dietitians Predict Fermented Foods Will Gain Popularity In 2018

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With a record-breaking 2,050 registered dietitian nutritionists (RDNs) responding, Today’s Dietitian‘s “What’s Trending in Nutrition” national survey finds that consumers will be “going with their gut” in the coming year by seeking out foods that improve health and overall well-being. What’s changed for next year is the rise of “fermented foods” to the top spot. RDNs […]

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Do you know which foods are in the “dirty dozen” the “clean fifteen?

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The Environmental Working Group analyzes pesticide residue testing data from the USDA and the FDA to develop an annual list of the 12 fruits and vegetables that are most likely to be contaminated with pesticide residues that may be harmful to health. That’s the dirty dozen. They also have a list of the “clean fifteen,” which are […]

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Are you confused about meal timing and frequency

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  In the early 1970s, meals made up 82% of adult calorie intake and snacks contributed 18%. Fast-forward to today, and meals make up 77% of calories while snacks contribute 23%. We’re eating more frequently throughout the day, and in fact a recent study showed that healthy, non-shift-working adults eat an average of 4.2 to […]

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Happy New Year!

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A Delicious New Years dessert ~ Apple Strudel!

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Apple Strudel Serves: 12 | Serving Size: 2 inch slice Total Time: 60 min | Prep: 10 min | Cook: 50 min Ingredients: 16 phyllo dough sheets, about 1 package, thawed 2 tablespoons olive oil 1 tablespoon melted butter 4 apples, peeled, cored, and sliced thinly, about 4 cups 1 lemon, juice and zest 4 tablespoons sugar 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger […]

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