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Going Vegan: 3 Things You Should Know

January 29, 2018

The concept is becoming more and more familiar: People are going “vegan” and changing the way they cook, order food, and eat. Is this just a trend, or is it a new lifestyle that’s here to stay? Here, we clear up confusion about what being vegan is and whether it’s for you.

Don’t Pass the Salt, Please!

July 17, 2017

When it comes to a healthy diet, a tip people often hear is “watch your salt.” Why exactly is salt so bad for us? And with salt seemingly in everything we eat, how we can take steps to cut back?

Carb Myths

April 24, 2017

Carbohydrates get a bad rap in the health world. Many people cut out carbs assuming they are the culprit for unwanted weight gain. While a low-carb diet may be a good option for some, it is not necessarily the best nutrition plan for everyone. Before you clean out the carbs in your diet, it is important to understand carbohydrates and their role in your health.

Put Your Best Fork Forward

March 30, 2017

March is National Nutrition Month! With the theme “Put Your Best Fork Forward,” this month is all about the small ways you can make good food choices and take control of your health. While a new health and nutrition routine can seem daunting at first, focusing on these simple tips can make a big difference.

Yogurt for Good

August 15, 2016

Yogurt is a great source of protein, calcium, and probiotics, and it has become a staple among the health-conscious population. This popularity has led to an increase in yogurt varieties, causing confusion for those trying to make nutritious options at the grocery store. Here is a breakdown of what to look for and what to avoid when making your decision.