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Benefits of Antioxidants

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Antioxidants found in your morning coffee or tea, known as polyphenol antioxidants, may help prevent heart disease. They work to prevent the oxidation of fat and thereby limit the internal inflammation that may increase risk of heart disease and diabetes. If you prefer coffee to tea, choose your roast carefully; light roasts have been shown to have a much higher …

PHO Who?

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By Carla Schuit   – Registered Dietitian Lately there has been a lot in the news about PHO’s (partially hydrogenated oils) and Trans fats.  The FDA changed the face of the food industry last week by announcing that they are removing PHOs from their list of GRAS (generally recognized as safe) ingredients and therefore prohibiting their use in food. if food …

Hot Trends 2015

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By Carla Schuit   – Registered Dietitian Food trends are ever changing. There is always some new food you should be eating or a new top 5 list of foods you should avoid. We have all heard them. Eggs will give you a heart attack, Flaxseed will save your life, Kale is king!! So what is true and what isn’t? Here …

A Little Wine a Day Will Keep the Doctor Away?

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*Warning Drinking too much of any Alcoholic product is not healthy and can cause adverse reactions* Before we jump into why wine is good for you, let’s get to know wine a little more. Wine is made from fermented grapes or other fruits. The natural chemical balance of grapes lets them ferment without the addition of sugars, acids, enzymes, water, …

Warm Weather, Fresh Plates

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By Carla Schuit RD, LDN, MPH Entering into May I am cautiously optimistic that Mother Nature is finally committing to some warmer weather and sunny days. Spring and fall are my favorite seasons because they are a transition time not only for weather but for food as well. About this time of year I am ready to put away my …

Pass Me The Sugar?

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Sugars are carbohydrates that provide the body with energy, our body’s fuel. Sugars occur naturally in fruit, vegetables and dairy foods and are added to foods for flavor, texture and color. You should aim to consume no more than your recommended intake and limit foods that are high in added sugars and low in other nutrients. There are two types …

Carbing Consciously

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By Carla Schuit RD, LDN, MPH To round out our coverage of the three macro nutrients Protein, Fats and Carbohydrates we are going to discuss the pros, cons and everything in between about carbohydrates or more commonly known as carbs. Now-a-days this is one of the most controversial macro nutrients as everyone has an idea of what is good or …

Savor the Flavor

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By Carla Schuit RD, LDN, MPH When people think healthy they often think boring, tasteless and uninspiring. It doesn’t have to be that way! We can add flavor to our healthy meals by the way they are prepared without adding a lot of fat and calories. When I say broccoli your eyes don’t perk up as much as when I …

Fat- Friend or Foe?

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By Carla Schuit RD, LDN, MPH Fat, fat, fat. Just like “Bloody Mary” I think if I say fat in the mirror three times it will change the negative reputation that this macronutrient has gained over the years. We know it as that stuff we cut of our steak or that name that we hear overweight people being called. But …