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Food and Nutrition

Surprising and Dangerous Facts About Alternative Sweeteners

September 13, 2018 / 0 Comments

For years now, we’ve been told to avoid the right things and consume the wrong things. Case in point: butter vs. margarine or raw milk vs. commercially processed nonfat milk. Instead of using what mother nature provides, we reach for an alternative option because supposedly, it’s better for us. But applying a bit of common…

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Fermented Food is a Superfood

May 10, 2018 / 0 Comments

Fermented Food is a Superfood! It’s hard to keep up with all the research being done about the extreme benefits of fermented foods. Until recently, the general public was largely unaware of this ‘new food group’ however, every single traditional culture in the world has a long history of including fermented foods as part of…

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Plant vs. Animal Protein

April 19, 2018 / 0 Comments

Navigating the protein powder options in your local supermarket or health food store can feel a bit like scrolling through pages and pages of Netflix options trying to find the one that best fits your mood. Each of the protein powders on store shelves begs to be purchased, attempting to capture your attention over all…

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Artificial Sweeteners and Weight Gain

March 9, 2018 / 0 Comments

You’ve heard of the notorious Freshman 15, right? It’s not just campus folklore. In fact, there have been a number of research studies done on Freshman students in which thousands of them mysteriously gained weight. The research was being conducted to assess the ways that transitioning to college influences diet, weight, and metabolism among these…

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Petroleum in My Food?

September 13, 2017 / 0 Comments

Petroleum powers many of our modern transportation means, from cars, to planes, to farmer’s tractors—the vehicles we use to move around our lawns, our cities, or the world. It even powers the large grocery store trucks we see on the highway, but it’s not just in their gas tanks—it’s packaged, sold, and neatly placed in…

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Salt, Salt, Salt

July 12, 2017 / 0 Comments

These days, salt gets a bad rap. In some circles, salting your food gets you “The Look“, a pitying, quietly horrified glance that’s similar to what you’d get if you sprinkled your potatoes with, say, plutonium. Salt isn’t quite the villain it’s made out to be. Now if we were talking about all the salt…

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Whey Protein Powders

July 12, 2017 / 0 Comments

Protein powders have become popular as meal replacements and as supplements for building muscle quickly. But what’s really in them? Highly processed whey, usually. Added sugar, very often. Artificial flavors, almost always. After all, who wants to drink a glass of yummy whey all by itself? Maybe that one guy who sometimes indulges in a…

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The Amazing Benefits of Chia Seeds

July 12, 2017 / 0 Comments

CHIA SEED PUDDING Ingredients: 1 cup dry chia seeds 3 ½ cups fresh coconut, almond or hemp seed milk 1 teaspoon vanilla extract or 2 fresh vanilla beans, scraped ¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon Pinch of Himalayan crystal salt or Celtic sea salt ¼ cup dried goji berries ¼ cup fresh blueberries Preparation: In a mixing…

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Sucrose – The Good and the Bad

July 12, 2017 / 0 Comments

Sucrose, the third primary type of sugar, is otherwise known as cane sugar, beet sugar, or just plain old table sugar. While a lot of ink has been spilled on the evils of this sort of sugar, it’s not the sugar itself that is such a problem, but rather the way it’s been processed. Sucrose…

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Fructose – The Bad Kid

July 12, 2017 / 0 Comments

We have covered glucose, the body’s preferred fuel (and the brain’s only fuel). If this were school and we were grading papers, glucose would get an A+. Then there’s fructose, that obnoxious kid who sits in the back of the class and makes faces at the teacher. And pulls all the girls’ hair. And always…

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