Stay Deliciously Hydrated

They say eight glasses of water a day, right? Well, maybe not. After hearing this advice for so long, it’s hard to believe that it’s not advice for everyone. However, two scientific reviews found no evidence for the recommendations. Plus, in 2004 the Institute for Medicine (IOM) suggesting that average...

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Summer Picnics

I don’t know about you, but I love being outdoors in the summertime. I especially love al fresco dining. Whether you are planning a backyard barbecue, a deck party, or packing a picnic to go, I encourage you to plan a festive spread that encompasses the basic food groups as...

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Jennifer Aniston talks Stevia

When I was in my 20’s, and even early 30’s, going to Sephora was like being at the playground.  There was always something new and shiny to try on.  It was exhilarating and fun.  The only downside?  Deciding which shade or hue was the most eye catching and would ultimately...

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Carbohydrates: Diet Essentials

Carbohydrates, like fats and proteins, are considered macronutrients. These “large scale” nutrients provide nourishment essential for growth and the maintenance of life.  Ideally, 45 to 65 percent of your daily intake should come from carbohydrates, 20 to 35 percent of your daily intake should come from fats, and 10 to...

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Take Fiber to Heart

Most of us have heard we need to add more fiber in our diet. But did you know fiber can help build healthier hearts? Three of fiber’s properties are at the core of heart health: solubility, viscosity and fermentability. Solubility The ability of fiber molecules to dissolve in water is...

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How to Stay Cool at the Pool

The heat can, at times, be unbearable during the summer months. Most individuals find ways of cooling off by spending time in sprinklers or at the pool. But sometimes, a day at the pool can have an unintended consequence: dehydration. If it’s hot enough, lounging poolside means you are sweating...

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faq2Do you have questions about low-calorie sweeteners? Want to learn more about maintaining a healthy lifestyle? You asked and we listened. Our resident Registered Dietitians answered the most popular questions about low-calorie sweeteners.