Making the Complex Simple, Breaking Down Carbohydrates and...

By: Rosanne Rust, MS, RDN, LDN — Sugar has become the perceived problem child of the nutrition world, but is sugar really to blame for every health ailment? A quick review of basic nutrition principles tells us that there are three sources of calories: Carbohydrate, Protein, and Fat. Carbohydrates and...

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Allulose & the New Nutrition Facts Label

October 29, 2018 — Although the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) extended the dates for food and beverage companies to comply with the updated Nutrition Facts and Supplement Facts labels, many companies have already begun to transition to the new label format. One new change is the requirement to...

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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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