Artificial sweeteners, sugar alcohols, and natural sweeteners: Are they ok and how much can you use?

Artificial sweeteners, sugar alcohols, and natural sweeteners: Are they ok and how much can you use?

Artificial sweeteners, sugar substitutes, non-nutritive sweeteners, natural sweeteners… regardless of what you call them, there always seems to be a debate happening about which ones are ok to use and how much you should consume them. I’ll give a brief overview of what they are, the different types, and how they’re used. Then we’ll take a look at what the research says about them, my opinion based on that research, and which ones I prefer to use.

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Easy Last Minute 4th of July Cookout Recipes

Easy Last Minute 4th of July Cookout Recipes

This collection of Easy Last Minute 4th of July Cookout Recipes is straight from some of my favorite dietitians and perfect for that scenario we’ve all encountered… maybe your plans change last minute, or you just simply forgot to grab what you needed at the store… but you suddenly find yourself needing to think of SOMETHING to bring to the 4th of July party you’re going to. And if you’re like me sometimes, you don’t remember until the day of, or the day before. These Easy Last Minute 4th of July Cookout Recipes are perfect for this situation. Simple ingredients that you may already have on hand or can easily grab at the store and have minimal prep time.

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Why you should be eating walnuts at lunch everyday...

Why you should be eating walnuts at lunch everyday...

Did you know that only 49% of people actually take a true lunch break each day? In this post, I’ll cover some things to consider about your lunchtime routine, and why you should be eating walnuts at lunch everyday.

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Magnesium: what it does, how much you need, and what foods have it

Magnesium: what it does, how much do you need, and what foods have it

Magnesium has been in the news a lot recently and seems to be high on the list of “trendy” supplements these days. But before you spend your money on another supplement, let’s take a look at what magnesium does, how much magnesium you need, and what foods are high in magnesium.

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How to host a family friendly Cinco de Mayo party with no added sugar

How to host a family friendly Cinco de Mayo Party with no added sugar

Keep reading to find my tips for everything you need to host a family friendly Cinco de Mayo party (and for celebrating National OJ Day on May 4th!), including Florida Orange Juice no added sugar recipes, and both mocktails and cocktails for your friends and family to enjoy!

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What to eat before and after a workout

What to eat before and after a workout

There’s a lot of misinformation about nutrition out there, so when it comes to fitness nutrition, it’s important to understand why I give certain recommendations. Here I’ll briefly cover how we fuel activity, why everyone’s needs for exercise vary, and main goals of food intake before and after. Then, I’ll provide actual suggestions for what to eat!

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19 quick and easy ways to satisfy a sweet tooth

19 quick and easy ways to satisfy a sweet tooth

…I’m thinking of a real life “I want to eat something sweet” type of scenario. You just want something quick and easy that will bring a smile to your face. There’s many ways to do this that taste amazing, AND don’t involve diet products or convincing yourself that ignoring it will make it go away… o, and that you can have ready in under 10 minutes…

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Teaching thankfulness at Valentine's Day with gratitude jars

Teaching thankfulness at Valentine's Day with gratitude jars

Growing up, I always looked forward to Valentine’s Day because it meant that my mom would give us treats and a pair of goofy heart socks. For us, it was never about the date night, but rather simply one more opportunity to express how much our family means to each other, but in fancy footwear. 

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Free Valentine's Day Cards for your Favorite Foodie

Free Valentine's Day Cards for your Favorite Foodie

Tis the season for all thing red, pink, love, and candy! But it doesn’t have to be… bring a smile to everyone’s face with these free Valentine's Day cards for your favorite foodie. They’re great for teachers, co-workers, friends, and kids alike!

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How much protein do you actually need?

How much protein do you actually need?

So, how much protein do you actually need? What are the best types? Plant based or animal protein? And so on… It’s probably the most talked about nutrition topic or nutrient across all media platforms, yet the one that leaves the most questions in consumer minds.

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