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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 …

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5 foods that are bad for your skin

In Aesthetics, Nutrition by Karen Eisenbraun, CHNC October 31st, 2018

Your skin is your largest organ and is intricately connected with the other systems in the body. This means that something that is good for your body is usually also good for your skin, such as getting enough sleep. Things that are bad for your body, such as chronic high stress levels, are also bad for your skin. But even if you you’re making an effort to live a healthy life, you may be aggravating …

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7 healthy food swaps to try this holiday season

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

For many, the holidays are rich with memories of indulgent food and drinks that feel as comforting as a warm fire. This often means we abandon our healthy eating goals for the sake of enjoying these once-a-year treats that we feel we must have. But, there’s a way you can keep that holiday spirit alive and enjoy your favorite culinary traditions without totally wrecking your healthy eating goals this year. Use these healthy food swaps …

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Cycle syncing: Should your diet change according to your menstrual cycle?

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

A woman’s body is in a constant state of fluctuation. Until she reaches menopause, a woman experiences regular hormonal ebbs and flows with every menstrual cycle. With an average cycle lasting 25 to 35 days, it’s safe to say that some type of change is almost always occurring in the body as it prepares the egg and uterus for fertilization. These hormonal shifts don’t affect just the reproductive organs, however. Most women will say that …

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11 collagen-boosting foods you should be eating

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

Collagen has made a name for itself as an anti-aging powerhouse. In fact, collagen isn’t just the latest skin care fad — it’s been consumed for hundreds of years and is essential to the proper function of the human body. The presence of collagen in the skin keeps it youthful, supple, and bouncy. You may see collagen advertised in skin care products or as a supplement that can be mixed with food or taken in …

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5 healthy lunch tips for when you’re in a hurry

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

When it comes to healthy eating goals, many people fall short at lunchtime. Packing a healthy lunch takes time and forethought. If you’re in a rush or haven’t prepared anything in advance, you may resort to fast food or hitting the vending machine, which usually means you’ll consume far more calories than you planned and probably won’t get the healthy nutrients you need. Having a healthy lunch each day means you need to plan in …