Enjoying the Holidays with Less Sugar

By Rosanne Rust MS, RDN, LDN  — A bit of sugar in the diet is fine, but for those with diabetes, high triglycerides, or those who are working on weight maintenance – there are lots of ways to cut back on sugar and still enjoy your favorite treats. In addition...

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Is a Low Carb Diet for Everyone?

By: Jen Haugen, RDN, LD -- -- Low Carb Diet Defined -- Low carb diets tend to be defined as diets low in “starchy and sugary” type foods.  That may mean that those who follow a low carb diet are avoiding foods like breads, pastas, rice, tortillas, potatoes, corn, peas,...

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Allulose: A Sweet New Tool for Diabetes Management

By: Melissa Joy Dobbins, MS, RDN, CDE -- There’s no debating it: Diabetes is a serious and growing national health concern. Nearly 30 million people (9.3% of the U.S. population) have diabetes, and 86 million (more than 1 out of 3 adults) have prediabetes. I’ve been a certified diabetes educator...

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Four Simple Ways to a Healthier Lifestyle

Living healthy feels like a constant topic of conversation. People are always interested in the latest trend to lead to a healthier way of living, but sometimes all you need to start is the basics. Behavioral changes in diet and physical activity can often be hard but with these four...

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Understanding Food Nutrition Labels

No matter your health status, understanding what that Nutrition Facts label is really telling you is critical to knowing if the product in your hand is right for you.. When looking at this label many people will only look at one piece of information. For example, some people only look...

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Allulose

In 2015, food and beverage manufacturing companies gained another sweetener choice for lower calorie formulations: allulose. Because it is a low-calorie sugar, allulose offers the taste and texture of sugar but with 90 percent fewer calories than full caloric sugar. As a substance that exists in nature, allulose is found...

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