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15 foods that can give you more energy

In Nutrition by Karen Eisenbraun, CHNC May 8th, 2019

When we have low energy levels, we tend to blame lack of sleep. While a lack of sleep will certainly cause fatigue — and sleep is vitally important to good health — it’s not the only reason we feel run down. Diet is just as important as sleep when it comes to our energy levels. The foods we choose to eat every day can either energize us or completely deplete us. If you’re looking for …

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The complete guide to healthy carbs

In Nutrition by Karen Eisenbraun, CHNC March 26th, 2019

Carbohydrates are essential for fueling your body with energy. Healthy carbs can help regulate your blood sugar, provide a lasting feeling of fullness, and lend to muscle growth. But not all carbs are created equal. It’s important to know the difference between carbs that can boost your energy levels, and carbs that can drain your energy, lead to weight gain, and increase your risk of future health problems. Simple vs. complex carbs Carbs fall into …

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5 healthy dinner recipes you can make in 10 minutes

In Nutrition by Karen Eisenbraun, CHNC March 18th, 2019

One of the most common frustrations with nutritious food is finding the time and energy to prepare it. Indeed, cutting up fruits and vegetables is more time-consuming than grabbing something from the drive-thru on the way home. However, today there are a number of shortcuts and ways to cook up healthy foods without too much effort. Try these fast but healthy dinner recipes when you’re short on time but want to stick to your health …

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6 of the healthiest vegetables you should be eating

In Nutrition by Karen Eisenbraun, CHNC February 26th, 2019

When it comes to eating vegetables, you really can’t go wrong. Unless you’re slathering them with cheese, butter, salt, or sugar, vegetables are a nutritious complement to any meal — and you should eat them as often as possible. But with so many vegetables to choose from, it’s helpful to know which ones give you the most nutritional bang for your buck. And contrary to popular belief, the healthiest vegetables are not obscure plants that …

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8 ways to sneak more vegetables into your diet

In Nutrition by Karen Eisenbraun, CHNC March 18th, 2019

Let’s face it: getting more vegetables into your diet can be a challenge. Maybe you just don’t like the taste of veggies. Or maybe you find them too hard to prepare or simply don’t know how to cook them. These are valid concerns, but there are plenty of ways to overcome them. If you don’t like the taste of vegetables, it’s possible you just haven’t learned to cook them in a way that brings out …

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13 nutrition facts everyone should know

In Nutrition by Karen Eisenbraun, CHNC March 18th, 2019

The internet is full of nutrition advice that is contradicting and confusing. It’s no wonder so many of us have no idea where to start when it comes to getting healthier or losing weight. But, if we go back to basics, we can find a way to meet our health goals without losing our collective minds in the process. The following nutrition facts will help you get on the path to wellness. 1. There’s a …

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From the doc: Yes, you need to eat vegetables

In Nutrition by Jay J. Garcia M.D. February 25th, 2019

It’s the advice our mother always gave us and that health experts continue to push to this day: eat more vegetables. The 2015-2020 Dietary Guidelines for Americans say half of your plate should be vegetables. And yet, so many of us continue to eat far fewer vegetables than recommended. One study found that less than 14 percent of people are getting the recommended amount of vegetables each day! Chances are, you already know vegetables are …

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3 sugar substitutes that are better for you

In Nutrition by Karen Eisenbraun, CHNC March 18th, 2019

Medical evidence has clearly documented that consuming added sugar is detrimental to your health in many ways. But reducing or eliminating added sugar isn’t easy, especially if you’re used to eating sweet foods and desserts. The thought of never eating another cookie or putting sugar in your coffee again can be difficult for many people to accept. And artificial sweeteners are no better. Sweeteners like aspartame and sucralose have been linked to weight gain, type …

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4 things that happen when you stop eating sugar

In Nutrition by Karen Eisenbraun, CHNC March 18th, 2019

Thinking about quitting sugar, but wondering if it’s really worth the effort? It can be challenging to stop eating sugar, but doing so can have a positive impact on your overall health as well as your waistline. Check out these science-backed benefits that you can look forward to when you cut sugar out of your diet! 1. It’ll be easier to shed pounds Aside from the obvious extra calories, sugary foods and drinks can sabotage …

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68 different names for sugar

In Nutrition by Jennifer Berry March 18th, 2019

It’s not an easy task to avoid or limit your sugar consumption these days. Many processed foods, even ones you wouldn’t expect, contain added sugar — some in alarmingly high amounts. You may assume that you can look at the ingredients list to see if there’s added sugar. Unfortunately, this isn’t always reliable because there are many different names for sugar — nearly 70, as you’ll see here. And to add to the challenge, food …