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5 Ways to Maximize Your Spring Season

By: Jen Haugen, RDN, LD -- Let’s make a declaration – the New Year starts with spring!  How can we argue with birds that are chirping outside of our windows, reminding us they have come back from the south?  How can we disagree with the pinks and purples and the...

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Gardening – Is it the Key to Health?

 By: Jen Haugen, RDN, LD -- What if I told you that you could simply plant a garden each year and it could contribute to lower blood pressure or better health?  According to the Mayo Clinic, the research on how to lower blood pressure is quite strong, – things like...

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Weaknesses of “Artificial sweeteners and cancer risk: Results...

The study entitled, “Artificial Sweeteners and Cancer Risk: Results from the NutriNet-Sante´ Population-Based Cohort ‎Study,” attempted to evaluate any association between low- and no-calorie sweetener (LNCS) intake and cancer risk. However, the reported findings of this study are in contradiction to the totality of evidence and the numerous global health...

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Network Analysis Reinforces Benefits of Low- And No-...

(Download) McGlynn ND, Khan TA, Wang L, et al. JAMA Network Open. 2022;5(3):e222092. doi:10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2022.2092 A recent review published in JAMA Network Open examined the association of low- and no-calorie sweetened beverages (LNCSBs) with body weight and cardiometabolic risk factors in adults with and without diabetes. Recent trials and reviews have...

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Recent Research Strengthens Body of Evidence for Latin...

A manuscript entitled, “Low- and No-Calorie Sweetener Intakes in the Brazilian Population Estimated Using Added Sugar Substitution Modelling” has been published in the Food Additives & Contaminants: Part A journal. Given the lack of data available on replacing added sugars with low- and no-calorie sweeteners (LNCS) in foods and beverages...

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Flavor-Boosting Tips for Healthy Cooking

By:  Jessica Levinson, MS, RDN, CDN -- Healthy eating doesn’t mean bland eating, at least not in my definition. Over the course of my career as a registered dietitian nutritionist, I’ve heard from numerous people, including clients, family, and friends, that what holds them back from making healthier choices is...

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