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March is National Nutrition Month, and this year's theme is to "Go Further with Food."  One way to go further with your food is to reduce the amount of leftover and spoiled food you throw out.

About 31 percent of all edible food is wasted in the U.S., and American households throw 19% of vegetables and 14% of fruits they buy (1).  ​​The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics is committed to cutting food loss and waste in the United States in half by 2030 (2).

Most of us have good intentions on our weekly shopping trip, buying a bounty of groceries with a grand plan for home-cooked healt...

This Halloween, treat yourself to some tips to keep your skeleton healthy. 

According to the National Institutes of Health, bone mass density peaks at the age of 30.  Your risk for developing osteoporosis, or weak bones, depends on how much bone mass you acquired by age 30, and how quickly you lose it after. Maintaining bone health and slowing bone loss is influenced by a number of factors including hormones, diet, and exercise.  A well-balanced diet containing sufficient calcium, magnesium, and vitamin D is essential for supporting a healthy skeleton.

Calcium:

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You’ve likely heard the term “Ketogenic Diet” floating around the internet, or even in conversations with friends and family members who say “I’m not eating carbs” (usually touting the fact that they now eat unlimited bacon).  Some people are turning to this very low carb diet approach to lose weight quickly.  But what is a ketogenic diet, does it work, and how safe is it?

A ketogenic diet is a very low carbohydrate diet, meaning you consume less than 5% of your daily calories from carbohydrate.  In an 1800 calorie diet, this is only 23 grams of carbohydrate per day, which rou...

There are many recommendations for how much water to drink each day.   Most commonly, mainstream media tells us to aim for eight- 8 ounce glasses, or 64 ounces, of water daily. However, this basic recommendation does not take into many factors such as account body size, activity level, gender, age, or medical conditions.  There is no "one-size-fits-all" formula for figuring out fluid needs.

Your individual fluid needs vary on a lot of factors that change throughout your life, across seasons, or even daily.  Hot weather conditions, strenuous exercise, illness or...

Stress is a part of our every day, from sudden moments of stress, such as a driver swerving into your lane, to chronic stress, such as looming work deadlines or financial worries.  During acute stress, your body goes into “fight or flight” mode, releasing adrenaline which sends blood to your muscles and increases your heart rate.  In a real life-threatening situation, adrenaline helps you run from danger or prepare to fight, and your body expends nutrients. Your body then releases cortisol, which increases appetites to replace those nutrients.  Once the stressful moment is over, c...

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