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High Intensity Workouts: Are They Healthy?

August 27th, 2015
By Valentine Reed-Johnson, RD, CDN, Contributing Blogger We are all doing it. Working out is no longer running, biking, or swimming, it now involves killing yourself for an hour in the most highly intense way possible. Welcome to the age of cultish crazed exercise. The energy is undeniably addicting, but is it really good for us long term? Why Does It Feel So Good?
Moderation seems to have been lost in all regards; exercise,…

Recipe Round Up: Healthy Barbecue Fare

August 17th, 2015
By Alexandra Orlan, Guest Blogger Barbecues are the epitome of summer. Everyone loves to have friends and family over and enjoy a nice meal together. Problem is, some of these foods can be very unhealthy. Below are some healthy twists on the classic barbecue foods thanks to several registered dietitians. Healthy French Onion Dip
Recipe and photo by Kristina LaRue RD, CSSD of Love and Zest   Servings: 4 Ingredients:

Book Review: The Gluten Free Cheat Sheet

August 10th, 2015

By Alexandra Orlan, Guest Blogger Everyone loves to bite into a warm, flaky, and buttery pain au chocolat, but indulging in this treat can mean some harsh consequences for those who need to eat gluten free. In April Peveteaux’s The Gluten Free Cheat Sheet: Go G-Free in 30 Days or Less, she discusses these trials and tribulations as well as tips to overcome those delicious pastries. About The Gluten Free Cheat Sheet

Book Review: Smoothie-Licious

August 6th, 2015

By Guest Blogger Sheridan Jonas Smoothies are no longer just a once and awhile treat, but an everyday indulgence. Jenna Helwig’s new book, Smoothie-Licious: Power Packed Smoothies and Juices the Whole Family Will Love, includes fun, colorful, and nutrient packed smoothie and juice recipes the whole family will enjoy. Find out a little why smoothies make a great everyday food and check out a delicious smoothie recipe…

Understanding Nutrition Claims

August 4th, 2015

By Alexandra Orlan, Guest Blogger There are many claims marketers can make on food products that have little to no meaning.  Food companies want you to think their product is best, so they often try and mislead you. Many products on the market have drastic claims on their label, though only few are meaningful. Although this can leave you confused and frustrated, understanding what these claims mean is your best bet.…