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May 27, 2014

Author Archive | Allison Mitchell

Nutrition Spotlight: Strawberries

It’s strawberry season in California and Florida! In early- to mid-June we’ll be able to pick our own in western Massachusetts! Strawberries are a great addition to any diet. Nutrition benefits packed into 1 cup of sliced strawberries include: · Only 45 calories · 3g of fiber · More than 100 percent of your daily […]

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Nutrition Spotlight: Avocado

With Cinco de Mayo right around the corner, what better health food to talk about than the avocado? Nicknamed the Alligator Pear, this fruit is native to Central and South America and was first cultivated in Mexico. Avocados are packed with potassium, folate, fiber, B vitamins, vitamin E, antioxidants and monounsaturated fatty acids. They are […]

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March is National Nutrition Month

In honor of National Nutrition Month, I would like to help celebrate with diet tips from choose MyPlate. Hopefully by now most of us are aware that the food pyramid is no more and MyPlate has taken its place. www.choosemyplate.gov has many great resources for all stages of the lifecycle, as well as additional resources […]

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How to spot and avoid fad diets

New diets are popping up all the time with claims of improved health and quick and easy weight loss. Most of these diets are not backed by adequate scientific research, are very restrictive and only produce short term results. Here is a closer look at a few popular fad diets with what they claim. Juice […]

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