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3 Ways to Reduce High Fructose Corn Syrup Intake

Posted: March 22, 2019

So, what is the verdict on corn sugar, or high fructose corn syrup? As with any type of food or ingredient that inspires controversy (Butter? Margarine?), experts and councils will argue for or against consumption…in moderation. High fructose corn syrup, often regarded as a cost-effective alternative to sugar and other sweeteners, has long been the […]

What is a Food Desert?

Posted: March 15, 2019

Recently, Senator Mark Warner announced his plans to re-introduce a bill called the Healthy Food Access for All Americans Act. The bill is designed to eliminate “food deserts” by offering tax credits to businesses opening markets in areas where fresh food is scarce and/or not easily accessible by residents. Availability of better quality food not […]

Eat Well on St. Patrick’s Day

Posted: March 8, 2019

Food plays an integral role in many a holiday, and St. Patrick’s Day is no exception. The celebration is little more than a week away, and already we’re seeing green-dyed cakes and cookies in bakeries. It’s one of the biggest nights of the year for bars, too, and that means fried appetizers and rich desserts […]

Can Caffeine Help Weight Loss?

Posted: March 1, 2019

March is Caffeine Awareness Month, and when it comes to nutrition we are aware of how many foods and beverage affect the body. This month, we have to ask: do you have to sacrifice that treasured morning cup of coffee during your weight loss journey? When it comes to weight management, experts will always debate […]

Celebrate National Margarita Day With Healthful Dining Choices

Posted: February 21, 2019

Practically every type of food and beverage has its own national day of observance, and tomorrow it’s the margarita’s turn. Our social feeds are likely to fill with memes expanding upon the “it’s five o’clock somewhere” theme with entreaties to cut work early to celebrate. When you’re trying to manage your weight, these messages can […]

Are Short-Term Diet Challenges Effective?

Posted: February 15, 2019

The next time you check your Facebook or Instagram, how likely are you to see a video or photo of a friend takings on the latest social media challenge? Over the last few years, people have doused themselves with ice water, posed as mannequins, and danced in public in hopes of gaining viral attention. Some […]

Millennials at Risk for Obesity-Related Cancers

Posted: February 8, 2019

Think pieces tends to portray the millennial generation in a negative light, often laying the blame on younger people for declining sales and patronage of certain industries. Each generation is defined by their cultural interests and activities, but when it comes to maintaining good health all should be concerned. A recent study led by the […]

Healthy Snacks for American Heart Month

Posted: February 2, 2019

February marks American Heart Month, a time of awareness about heart disease and steps to take toward prevention and improved health. It’s also a time to be aware of what you eat and how it affects not only your weight but your overall health. Snacks, in particular, need not be loaded with sugar to give […]

The Benefits & Risks of a Plant-Based Eating Plan

Posted: January 25, 2019

As we come to the end of the first month of the new year, you may notice some businesses have taken the resolution to eat better to heart. Not only have your friends pledged through social sharing to eat right, but restaurants are adding new items to menus to accommodate the health conscious. “Plant-based” is […]

Watch Out For Fad Foods

Posted: January 18, 2019

With every year comes the hype for a specific “now” food, something all the cool kids have added to their daily routine after health magazines and/or influencers have alluded to its nutritional value. In years past we’ve stocked up on oat bran, kale chips, acai juice, butter coffee and other fad snacks in hopes of […]

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