Nutrition

What Does ‘Sugar-Free’ Really Mean?

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  Know what you’re eating. A survey done in the mid-1990s found that the average American consumes 20 teaspoons of sugar a day. That’s nearly half a cup! You may think you can protect your teeth by eating more “sugar-free” foods. In fact, almost 8 out of 10 U.S. adults consume some “sugar-free” products. But not all “sugar-free” foods are ... Read More »

6 Ways to Eat Healthy Without Breaking the Bank

Eating healthy can often come with a price – a big one. It’s no wonder obesity rates have skyrocketed as they have and so many of us are settling for the cheaper and less healthy options. A 2013 Harvard School of Public Health study found that it takes $1.50 more per day to eat a nutritious diet rather than an ... Read More »

How will you celebrate Healthy Weight Week?

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We all remember the story of Goldilocks and her infamous desire for her porridge to be not too hot or too cold, but juuuust right. When it comes to things like America’s health, it seems this Goldilocks principle can apply just as well. On one side of the spectrum, we have rising obesity rates. According to the Centers of Disease ... Read More »

Type 1 vs Type 2 Diabetes

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In the United States 21.0 million people have been diagnosed with diabetes, and 8.1 million people live with undiagnosed diabetes. Overall, diabetes affects 9.3% of the US population, and costs $176 billion in medical expenses each year. Approximately 90% of people living with diabetes have type 2 diabetes. Despite the high prevalence of the disease, many people do not understand ... Read More »

Fruits and Veggies Galore!

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The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) recently published a report published showing that American adults are not meeting the recommended daily intake of fruits and vegetables.   What is the recommendation of daily fruit and vegetable intake? The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) recommends that adults who exercise less than 30 minutes a day should eat 1.5 to 2 ... Read More »

Fruits & Vegetables To Eat This Summer & Why

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Although many fruits and vegetables can be found year round, their peak season is when they are at their most delicious state. Best of all, fresh fruits and vegetables are packed with vitamins and nutrients, some of which can help prevent serious diseases. Here is a list of fruits and vegetables that you should take advantage of this summer. Avocados ... Read More »