Nutrition Trend- The Airfryer

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Nutrition Trend- The Airfryer

Healthy fried food? Yep- this is a nutrition trend!

The American diet incorporates lots of fried foods that are high in fat and cholesterol - looking at you, French fries and potato chips! The air fryer provides an alternative way to enjoy crispy, fried-style foods without the excess of calories and fat associated with traditional fried foods.

 

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Seasonal Recipe: Swiss Chard

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Seasonal Recipe: Swiss Chard

        Swiss chard is a green leafy vegetable that is popular this time of year.  It is very diverse and its leaves can be used for salads, soups, in a stir fry, and more! Swiss chard is high in antioxidants, vitamins A, C and K, magnesium and potassium. Below are some recipes you can try out with Swiss chard!

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True or False: Gluten is Bad for you?

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True or False: Gluten is Bad for you?

If you’ve been following the recent nutrition trends, you might have seen an increase in gluten-free products and the promotion of their use. With the increasing number of published books, articles and many celebrities promoting a gluten-free lifestyle, you might be wondering whether gluten is bad for you.

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Main Article: Making New Year's Resolutions that Last

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Main Article: Making New Year's Resolutions that Last

The start of a new year is the perfect time to make changes in our lives. Many of us wait for this moment to start some sort of behavioral change as a New Year’s resolution. When deciding on a goal, one way to ensure that you’re going to be successful is to make them into S.M.A.R.T goals.

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Nutrition Trend: The Instant Pot

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Nutrition Trend: The Instant Pot

Do you love cooking? Are you running out of space for all your kitchen appliances? Are you tired of washing too many pots?

If you are looking for that one tool that can do it all (well, almost!), we have a solution for you.

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Seasonal Recipe: Pomegranate

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Seasonal Recipe: Pomegranate

It’s Pomegranate season!  

Pomegranate is a beautiful and delicious fruit that has many uses and health benefits. Pomegranates are unusually used in baking, cooking, juice blends, garnishes, and smoothies. They are a good source of vitamins, especially vitamin A, C, and E, as well as folic acid and also contain antioxidant, antiviral, and antitumor properties.

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Main Article: Healthy Holiday Indulgences

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Main Article: Healthy Holiday Indulgences

It’s getting close to the holiday season, a time for heart-warming sweets and holiday parties. Shortly after this festive time comes New Year’s Resolutions of losing that holiday weight gain and eating healthier. Instead of feeling guilty, let’s talk about healthier recipes and how to mindfully indulge to enjoy yourself without missing out on pumpkin pie and other delicious treats.

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Main Article: Guide to Natural cookware

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Main Article: Guide to Natural cookware

You probably spend a lot of time buying quality ingredients and putting a lot of effort into preparing healthy and safe meals for your loved ones and yourselves. However, all these efforts can be wasted if you are using certain types of cookware. 

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Nutrition Trend: Grass-fed and Pasture Raised

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Nutrition Trend: Grass-fed and Pasture Raised

Eating grass-fed is a conscious decision to eat animal products from animals who are eating their natural diet. It is healthier for the animals to be eating their natural diet and healthier for us as human beings. The food is more wholesome when the animal can eat their natural diet of grass, which often is infused with other greens making their diet high in nutrients.

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Nutrition Trend: How to read the updated food label

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Nutrition Trend: How to read the updated food label

After an eight-year hiatus, the United States nutrition facts label is receiving a makeover! The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved a set of new requirements for food manufacturers. The goal is to make it easier for customers to know what exactly is in their foods and to assist these customers in making healthier choices.

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Main Article: The Locavore Movement

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Main Article: The Locavore Movement

Being a "locavore" means one is part of a movement which aims to connect food producers and food consumers in the same geographic region, in order to develop more self-reliant and resilient food networks.

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Seasonal Recipe: Parsnips

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Seasonal Recipe: Parsnips

It’s a new season, which means new produce and new recipes to try! This month’s post features the parsnip, a root vegetable that is related to the carrot.  Parsnips look like a white version of carrots and can be enjoyed raw or cooked.  

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Nutrition Trend: Matcha

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Nutrition Trend: Matcha

Nutrition trends often come from near and far, and some stay for years or only a few months.  One nutrition trend, however, seems like it’s here to stay! 

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