Category: Food and Nutrition

Healthy Habits from your 20’s – 60’s

Written by Hannah Grenfell Parenthesis by Mrs. Freeman Many of us have negative associations with the idea of getting older… do thoughts of a slowly crumbling body come to mind? (All the time.) While it may feel that way sometimes,

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Protein Decoded

Protein Decoded Written by Hannah Grenfell Often when we hear the word “protein,” we think about the food–usually meat– that helps our muscles grow. But protein does a whole lot more for our bodies than repair our muscles after a

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Nutrition for Injury Recovery

Injuries are a huge bummer. Whether your injury is from exercise or an accident during everyday activity, you can be down for the count for weeks. As you probably know, the normal routine for injury recovery is R.I.C.E or rest,

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Soup for September

5 spice rice noodle soup With the change of season and kids back in school colds arise. Soups are a great way to keep your body warm, hydrated, and balanced with great nutrition. I love this soup because it’s easy

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Dehydration

Why is hydration so important? “Make sure you stay hydrated!” We’ve all heard that advice from the health magazines we read, our doctors, our mothers, and our caring significant others. But what is so important about staying hydrated? Maybe your

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Peanut Butter vs. Sunflower Butter

  What’s not to love about peanut butter? Most of us were raised on it, I mean peanut butter and jelly was a childhood staple! It’s great on almost anything and the creamy nutty taste mixed with something sweet satisfies

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Maca – The Amazing Root!

Maca Root What is it and what are its Health Benefits? Have you heard of maca root? This plant seems to be gaining some notoriety in the nutritional world. Its benefits are abundant, from leveling hormone imbalances to increasing energy

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National Oatmeal Day

October 29th is the National Oatmeal Day.                   There are many health benefits to eating oatmeal according to the American Cancer Society: A bowl of oatmeal daily can lower cholesterol May reduce

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What is the best oil for cooking?

Best Oil For Cooking? By: Natasha Jones   When oil is processed, heated and exposed to light and oxygen it becomes oxidized, or rancid, and is very damaging and inflammatory to our bodies. This is especially the case with industrialized, unstable,

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3 Tips for a Healthier Summer Salad

3 tips for a Healthier Summer Salad By: Natasha Jones Summer salads are a great way to enjoy fresh, local and seasonal produce and boost your daily intake of veggies and fruits. But did you know that not all nutrients

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