Tagged: nutrition tips

What Is Brown Fat and Why Do We Want It?

As the year 2020 progresses, and we continue to deal with mask mandates, a pandemic, and trying to stay healthy, it’s worth looking into how we can stimulate our bodies to be stronger and more resilient. Today, we’ll be talking about brown fat, or brown adipose tissue (BAT), what it does, and how it can […]

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Nutrition Guide to Root Vegetables

Did you know that each part of a plant is edible? All plants have the same basic parts: roots, stem, leaves, flowers, seeds and fruit. Ever think about which part of the plant you are eating when munching on your fruits and veggies? Asparagus is a stem, spinach is a leaf, broccoli is a flower, […]

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What Are Fermented Foods and Why Eat Them?

When it comes to healthy food choices, fermented foods might not be what comes to mind first. However, there are plenty of reasons you should incorporate them into your diet every once in awhile. Let’s look at what fermentation is, examples of common fermented foods, and why you should eat them from a nutritional perspective.

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Meal Planning for Busy Families

“What do you want to do for dinner?” Does this question sound familiar? Between work projects, driving kids to and from soccer practice, and household chores, determining your meals in advance might not be a high priority. If your family struggles deciding what to make for each meal, a solution could be weekly meal planning.

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Have You Got the Guts to Try These Unusual Healthy Foods?

There are a lot of funky foods out there that make us think twice before taking a bite. Some of them we can talk ourselves into, and some of them…well, we may need some time to consider. While I have full confidence that countries like India, China, or Japan could have offered a much gutsier […]

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What Does “Clean Eating” Mean?

Clean eating is concept that lends itself to improving one’s overall health and well-being. It is not a diet, but rather an eating pattern that emphasizes cutting down on sugary drinks and sweets, unhealthy fats, processed meats and other items, and salt. If you would like to learn how to ‘eat clean’, focus on these […]

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6 Nutrition Tips from a Registered Dietitian

Altering your eating habits is a means of accomplishing a variety of health goals, anywhere from losing weight to lowering blood pressure. Brookfield Registered Dietitian Sarah Brunner provided answers for some of the most commonly asked about topics related to nutrition.

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How to Lose the Quarantine 15

Being stuck at home has inevitably led to a less active lifestyle for most of us. We move less and eat more due to boredom or stress. A recent study has shown that the average American has gained about 5 pounds over the course of the last two months, and 49% of respondents are afraid […]

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Is Corned Beef Healthy?

St. Patrick’s Day is March 17th. Most likely you associate this day with leprechauns, green beer, and corned beef and cabbage. Did you know that corned beef and cabbage is actually more of an American tradition rather than an Irish one? St. Patrick’s Day is traditionally celebrated in Ireland with chicken, lamb, and lots of […]

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Nutrition Breakdown of Girl Scout Cookies

As Girl Scout cookie season approaches, it may be time to take a closer look at how your favorites rank in terms of calories, fat, and sugar content per serving. Here’s a breakdown of Girl Scout cookie nutrition (or rather lack thereof).

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