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July 28, 2014

Author Archive | Allison Mitchell

Sugar and your heart

Sugar sweetened beverages and other added sugars have long been associated with weight gain and obesity but newer research is finding that too much sugar is not only bad for your waistline, it also may be bad for your heart. Recommendations from the World Health Organization are to limit added sugars to less than 10 […]

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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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