Posts Tagged ‘fiber’

How to Make Veggies Less Boring

We know vegetables are the healthiest foods you can eat, but most of us don’t eat enough of them. If the thought of eating plain old steamed broccoli or green beans turns you off to eating vegetables, you aren’t alone. BORING!  And the really tasty vegetable dishes like eggplant parmesan, broccoli in cheese sauce or…

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Are Açaí Bowls Healthy?

Açaí Bowls are the rage these days. Take a walk down the streets of Manhattan and see girls in their lululemon outfits flocking to local acai bowl and smoothie joints.  These bowls are promoted as the new health food – gluten free, vegan, and anti-aging. So what the heck are they all about? As a…

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How to Build a Healthy Smoothie

Smoothies can be a quick meal or snack on the go. And with the temps hitting 90 degrees, they can be so refreshing. And they can definitely be a healthy choice … or they can be a calorie and sugar bomb! For example, Juice Generation’s Mr. Greengenes smoothie has 51 grams of carbs and 240 calories…

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Heart Health Nutrition Tips for Go Red for Women

  Get your red outfit out! The first Friday of every February is National Wear Red Day to raise awareness of heart disease in women.  Heart disease kills approximately one woman every 60 seconds. I bet most of you didn’t know that.  We’re too busy juggling work, family and social obligations to think about our…

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Fiber and Heart Health

What do you think about when you hear the word FIBER? Probably your gastrointestinal tract! While fiber does help keep you “regular”, it also plays a major role in cardiovascular health, diabetes and weight management. Since heart health has been in the news a lot lately with the “eggs are no longer bad” stories, I…

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7 Sneaky Reasons Why You’re Gaining Weight

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You eat a healthy diet, avoid junk foods and workout several times a week … yet the scale continues to creep up. I hear this all the time in my private practice. Most of my clients are pretty savvy when it comes to nutrition. So what’s the deal? I may have some answers. Here are…

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Does Your Energy Bar Give You Gas?

You try to do the right thing by eating something before exercising. We all know a car doesn’t run on an empty tank.  So to put “gas in your tank”, you grab an energy bar. But soon after eating it, you have gas alright – but not the kind you wanted! Your stomach is soon…

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New Supermarket Finds

I’m always on the lookout for new supermarket finds – preferably foods are in portion controlled size containers. I found some good ones that I think many of you will like! Carrington Farms Flax Paks. These are convenient little packs that are great for people on the run. Just add it to cereal, yogurt and…

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8 Tips to Eat Your Way to Better Health

March is National Nutrition Month and it is the perfect time to reflect on the kind of fuel you put into your bodies. Read on to learn my 8 simple tips to improve your diet. This blog post appeared on the Gnu Food website. Most of us have hectic schedules and grab food on the…

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Are You “Carb Confused”?

If you’re confused about carbs, you’re not alone. The advice on carbs seems to differ from one day to the next. One day fat is bad and carbs are good; the next day we are told the opposite. The truth is there’s not a simple answer. Check out my guest post as a “gnutritionist” on the Gnu Bar website on Clearing Carb Confusion.

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