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unique snacks

Walk down any grocery aisle and you’ll see products claiming this and that, more protein, less fat, no sugar, non-GMO, etc. But most of these products simply changed their label and nothing else. Here are three new snacks that are pushing the boundaries of what a healthy snack can be. Planetarians Veggie/Vegan Chips Positioned as …

Erika Tymrak Vegan

Is it the end of the meat-muscle connection? The list of high level athletes going vegan or vegetarian grows every year across almost every sport, including football, basketball, soccer, distance running, bodybuilding, Formula 1, and tennis. The pros are ditching meat for a variety of reasons. Venus Williams, the second highest earning female tennis player …

Nancy Bryan, Ph.D. Did you even know that your body talks to you?  Well, it does: and as a matter of fact, it never shuts up!  It’s not entirely our fault if we’ve lost the ability to hear messages from the body.  One thing true of human beings is that once something (an event, a …

Written by Caitlin Schille, MPH By this time of the year, many people have given up on their well-intentioned new year’s resolutions to eat a healthier diet. Perhaps one reason for this failure is that people aren’t quite sure what a healthy diet actually is. If you do a Google search of “healthy diet,” millions …

Health Drinks: What Should You Be Drinking? With the stream of so many drinks like teas, kombucha, coconut water, fruit juices, smoothies, protein shakes, and flavored waters, it’s confusing to know what is healthy and what isn’t. First and foremost, water is the best drink for you. Water is cheap, accessible, and sugar and calorie …

apple cider vinegar

Exploring the true and false of apple cider vinegar. Written by Caitlin Schille Apple cider vinegar has been used as a home remedy for many years, but lately it has been gaining traction as the latest fad in a long line of health trends. With rapidly changing information and differences in “expert” opinion, it can …

Written by Brittany Poulson, MDA, RDN, CD, CDE In the midst of winter and early spring it can be hard to remember to eat your fruits and veggies. Unlike the spring, summer and early fall months when gardens and markets are flourishing with fresh produce, winter paints quite the opposite picture. Gardens are thawing out, …

Five Foods to Start Eating Teff Teff is an ancient grain from east Africa, Ethiopia to be specific. It has a mild, nutty flavor and is a good source of iron, calcium, magnesium, and zinc. Try teff in porridge or stew, or by itself. Lentil Pasta Get your protein from nutritious legumes. Lentil pasta cooks …

Slashing carbs and eating fats to enter ketosis; effective for weight loss? Written by Sophie Ringer Carb-haters are uniting around the keto diet, which is rooted in older therapeutic diets originally designed for purposes in neurologic medicine, like for controlling seizures in children. Studies also suggest those with Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s may benefit. So what …

soda tax

Let’s dissect the biggest arguments against creating a sugar sweetened beverage (SSB) tax. A soda tax wouldn’t actually do anything for public health Researchers from the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) and Columbia University analyzed the effect of a nationwide penny-per-ounce soda tax, and found that it could prevent 240,000 cases of diabetes per …