An Ice Creamy Way to Stay Cool During...

 Is it any coincidence that one of the hottest months of the year is also National Ice Cream Month? I think not! According to the International Dairy Foods Association, President Reagan designated July as National Ice Cream Month in 1984. The President recognized ice cream as a “fun and nutritious...

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Enriching Your Summer Celebrations with Fiber

Celebrate summer this year by breaking away from traditional BBQ and creating a menu that is not only tasty but healthy, too. An easy way to improve the nutrition of your menu is to focus on fiber. Fiber helps you to stay full and satisfied and is found in a...

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Summer Harvest with Fiber

As a Registered Dietitian, even I struggle with getting the recommended amount of fiber. Did you know that men should aim for 38 grams/day and women should aim for at least 25 grams/day? However, the average intake is around 15 grams/day. Whole grains, fruits and vegetables are all good sources...

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How Sweet It Is: Enjoy Candy without Guilt

June is National Candy Month, an annual event created by the National Confectioners Association to celebrate the authentic, fun treats that candy companies have been producing for more than 100 years. Whether its chocolate, hard candy or soft chewy treats, can candy be part of a nutritious eating plan? Absolutely!...

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Diet, Gut Bacteria and Health

 We each walk around with about 10 times more bacteria cells in our guts than we have human cells in our entire bodies! In fact, there are about three pounds or so of bacteria in the human gut that are busy doing things that affect our wellbeing. The Internet is...

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Stevia: Sweetening the Past, Present and Future

 Stevia has an interesting history beginning with its discovery more than 200 years ago.  It is thought that the indigenous people of Paraguay used the leaves of the stevia plant for its sweet taste.  They would also use it in their beverages and some medicines. Later, Swiss botanist Moises Santiago...

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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.