Category: Nutrition

Food Science

Food Science

With holiday events and meals to prepare, eating healthy is a challenge. It’s important to know the science behind healthy food choices when you’re grocery shopping and how to use the ingredients. We’ve included a few dishes below to try this holiday season.
Turkey Cranberry Meatballs
Ingredients:
1 pound ground turkey
1 large egg
1/3

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Smart tips for avoiding an energy crash

Smart tips for avoiding an energy crash

You’ve felt that drain of energy that often comes mid-day: Your eyelids feel weighted, your body listless, and a cat nap seems to be the best solution. Though sitting at a desk for hours on end can certainly zap energy, the likely cause of the crash is what you ate earlier in the day—or even

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Healthy Weight Week: 7 tips to help you succeed

Healthy Weight Week: 7 tips to help you succeed

Now that the holiday season has ended, it’s time to honor those New Year’s resolutions. “Losing weight” is one of the most popular on the list; for evidence, all you have to do is visit a crowded gym in early January.
Though exercise is an important part of a weight-loss plan, even more important is

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Whole grains—more than a heart-health trend

Whole grains—more than a heart-health trend

Most of us know we’re supposed to eat whole grains, but we might not know why. What makes them so special? Can they really deliver on the promises we’ve heard—a longer life, a healthier one? And if all that is true, exactly what should we eat to reap the benefits?
Whole grains are good sources

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Four Steps for Food Safety: Tips for Holiday Hosting and Dining

Four Steps for Food Safety: Tips for Holiday Hosting and Dining

The holiday season of buffets and potlucks is here–but food poisoning is far from festive. As people prepare dishes in advance or take home leftovers, numerous questions arise as to what is the best timeframe and temperature when cooking to avoid the foodborne illnesses. With a few simple precautions for food preparation and storage, you

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Lactose Intolerance Has Milk Alternatives Hitting Grocery Store Shelves

Lactose Intolerance Has Milk Alternatives Hitting Grocery Store Shelves

Over the past 5 years, a sizable collection of non-dairy milk alternatives have cropped up on grocery store shelves to compete with cow’s milk. As a result, it’s even easier for vegans and the lactose-intolerant to have milk with their cereal in the morning.
If you’re shopping for a milk substitute, it helps to understand the differences

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Spring cleaning your diet

Spring cleaning your diet

Spring is a season of new beginnings. Green grass starts to sprout, trees bud new leaves and the tedious spring cleaning around the house ensues. This is also a good time to give your diet a spring cleaning. Winter meals are usually hearty, warm will keep you nice and full, which isn’t as appealing as

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Foods that ward off sickness

Foods that ward off sickness

Cold and flu season lasts through April most years, which means the sounds of sniffles, sneezes, and coughs will continue a bit longer. The foods you choose can help fight germs, along with consistent hand-washing. Vitamins, minerals and the way you flavor your food can all help boost your immune system naturally.
Zinc can help

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Healthy cookie baking tips

Healthy cookie baking tips

It’s that time of year again. Holiday cookies, cakes, candies and goodies are hard to resist and often break our healthy eating habits; however, there are simple substitutions that can be made in our recipes that can cut fat, calories and cholesterol.
To cut fat from recipes:

Unsweetened applesauce, nonfat Greek yogurt, plain yogurt,

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10 produce items for fall dining

10 produce items for fall dining

Fall has finally arrived. With the changing of seasons comes cooler weather, colored leaves and fall produce. Fall is one of the best seasons to buy fresh produce as there is quite a variety available. Whether you are shopping in your local farmer’s market or grocery store, here are the top 10 produce items to

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