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Crazy for Kombucha!

· · Nutrition

The Folklore. The kombucha craze is on! Cravings for this tangy, gut-healthy brew are rising with the verve of its natural fizz. Kombucha, with its myriad flavors, is not only lining retail shelves on its own, this tea concoction is on trend blended into coffee, cocktails, juices, and even cupcake  … Read More

Clearing Up the Confusion about Clean Eating

· · Nutrition

Clean eating has been a bonafide trend for the past decade, but what does “clean eating” actually mean? While there’s no official definition for “clean” in the context of clean eating, it typically means food that’s whole or minimally processed, organic, natural, local and fresh. However, many clean-eating advocates aim  … Read More

How to Halt Prediabetes

· · Diabetes

You must know a lot of people with prediabetes. You might even have it yourself. Approximately one in three American adults has the symptomless disorder that puts them at risk for developing type 2 diabetes and heart disease. Only about 12% of people with prediabetes know they have it.
Prediabetes and  … Read More

Shopper’s Guide: “Instant Grains”

· · Nutrition

Grains can be confusing—we hear “eat more whole grains” and then “cut out grains.” But what should we actually be doing? Grains are loaded with nutrients including B vitamins and carbohydrates, your body’s main source of energy. In addition, whole grains such as oats and brown rice are good sources  … Read More

Spotlight on Supplements: CoQ10

· · Nutrition

You’ve undoubtedly heard about Coenzyme Q10 or saw a bottle in the supplement aisle at your local pharmacy. But what is it and what does it do? EN takes a closer look with a spotlight on this popular supplement.

Overview: Coenzyme Q10, also known as ubiquinone or CoQ10, is a compound  … Read More

Fitting Healthy Snacks Into Your Day

· · Nutrition

We have become a nation of snackers. At the grocery store, we are bombarded with quick, convenient, “grab and go” options including granola bars, ready-to-drink smoothies, cheese and crackers, trail mix, and dried fruit but this wasn’t always the case. If we look back throughout history, we will see that  … Read More

Ask the Experts: Pomegranate Juice; Favorite Health Tips

· · Nutrition

Dietitians and other health professionals are regularly asked about supplements (vitamins, minerals, herbal supplements, and others). Most frequently asked is “Should I take a vitamin and mineral supplement?” followed closely by “Can you tell me exactly what to take?” My friends, these are loaded and tricky questions because (like most  … Read More

Organic Diet Reduces Toxin Levels

· · Nutrition

Eating an organic diet, compared to a diet that includes conventionally grown fruits and vegetables, can significantly lower levels of pesticides in the body, according to researchers. After six days of eating a conventional diet, followed by six days of eating organic, urine tests from four families from different backgrounds  … Read More



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