Nutrition

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Is Ben & Jerry’s Protecting the Environment?

Posted on October 12, 2018

Their ice cream sure is good but are they contributing to destroying our environment?  This ice cream icon started in Vermont in 1978 and claims to be as devoted to stewardship to the environment as it is to creating new ice cream flavors.  The friendly image propelled the brand into one of Unilever’s (their corporate […]

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Alcohol, Caffeine & A-fib!

Posted on October 10, 2018

And exactly how do alcohol and caffeine affect someone with A-fib?  Danielle Dresden published an article that was reviewed by Debra Sullivan, PhD, MSN, CNE, COI, on this exact subject.  Those suffering from A-fib describe it as feeling like their heart could flop out of their chests while some feel about to pass out.  Still, […]

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7 Worst Fruits and Veggies for Your Waistline

Posted on August 20, 2018

“An apple a day keeps the doctor away,” but did you know some fruits are chock-full of sugar? How about how some vegetables can go straight to your hips? This seems like nature’s evil joke, tricking us into believing that we are eating healthy when really, we are consuming too much sugar, starch, and carbohydrates. […]

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Broccoli Helps Prevent Cancer

Posted on August 20, 2018

Here it comes again! Another reason you should eat your broccoli. There has been research in the past that suggests sulforaphane, a compound present in broccoli and other cruciferous vegetables, can help us prevent or slow cancer’s progression. There has been another new study that may have discovered how. Oregon State University (OSU) researchers have […]

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The High-Protein and Gluten-Free Amaranth Grain

Posted on July 25, 2018

Amaranth is the general name for more than 60 different species of Amaranthus. Cultivated as a grain for 8,000 years, amaranth is classified as a pseudocereal grown for its edible starchy seeds. However, it is not in the same grain family as wheat and rice. Top Benefits of Amaranth Here are five reasons to eat […]

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Vitamin K2 Benefits

Posted on July 25, 2018

So, what are the benefits of Vitamin K2?  There’s been a lot of discussion about the essential nutrients, vitamins and minerals, but lately researchers are starting to recognize the one often-misunderstood vitamin that goes unnoticed. A huge number of the population is deficient in vitamin K, principally vitamin K1 and K2.  Cees Vermeer, Ph.D. is […]

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Delicious and Nutritious Eats: Exotic Fruits from Asia

Posted on July 18, 2018

Apples, bananas, blueberries, and pineapples are among the many staple fruits we grew up eating. But it might be time to expand our culinary boundaries and try some of these exotic fruits from Asia, especially since they are chock-full of nutrition. Durian  Deemed as the “king of fruits,” the durian hails from Southeast Asian nations, […]

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New Food Trend, Koji

Posted on July 16, 2018

Consumer behavior is beginning to change in regards to food and is embracing more traditional foods. They are also relearning ancient culinary methods such as fermenting. This could be one of the most positive food trends in many decades as these fermented foods are really important for optimal gut health and plays a crucial role […]

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Low Carb Food Swaps

Posted on July 12, 2018

Carbohydrates are mainstay for lots of people who say they love all those comfort foods like macaroni and cheese, donuts, white rice and bread.  These sure aren’t the foods for someone who has healthy eating on the mind. These carbohydrates are just plain bad for you. Not all carbs are the same though.  A lot […]

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What’s the Deal with Cricket Flour?

Posted on July 11, 2018

The thought of eating crickets may be enough to trigger your gag reflex, but wait until you learn about their amazing health benefits. Cricket flour or cricket protein powder is made from 100% ground crickets. Labeled the “food of the future,” cricket species are quickly becoming an in-demand source of protein for many. Cricket flour […]

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Dr. Fredda Branyon