Tagged: nutrition

Collagen Intake for Younger-Looking Skin

Collagen. Only useful for wrinkles? Wrong! It is best known for helping smooth skin and is commonly found in skin creams, pills, and powders. Collagen plays an important role in the body and we may not need as much as we think.

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Common Sources of Vitamin D

When you hear someone say vitamin D, your first thought may be about the sun. What if we told you that there are natural food sources of vitamin D that are just as useful and effective as stepping outside in the sunshine? Ever wonder why vitamin D is so important anyway? Stay tuned to find […]

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Benefits of Shopping Local Farmer’s Markets

With Wisconsin summer finally here and the local farmer’s markets opening up, people are starting to think more about seasonal eating. There are many benefits to shopping at farmer’s markets, including fresh produce and baked goods, prices tend to be lower, and the best part is that you are supporting your local small businesses and […]

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How to Properly Grill a Steak

As the days get longer and the weather gets warmer, that means summer is coming. With summer comes grilling season, unless you are crazy enough to grill during winter. Nothing is better than grilling a great steak after a day of doing yard work or hanging with some friends. However, getting your steak just right […]

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Practice Proper Portion Control

Most adults may have noticed that food portions have gotten larger, not only in restaurants but at home as well. In the age where you can super-size almost anything, many meals have become enough food for at least two people. With this growth in portion size comes an increase in the average person’s waistline and […]

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The Origins of National Nutrition Month

Many of you may not know this, but March is National Nutrition Month. Dietitians and health professionals around the country celebrate healthy lifestyles and nutrition education for the month of March with special events, promotional items, blogs, radio ads, and more! Stay tuned to learn more about how National Nutrition Month came to be…

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A Dietitian’s Take on Soda

Most people are aware soda, as well as diet soda, is harmful to your health. Which is better? Which is worse? Are either ok? Here is a quick run-down of how both beverages affect your health so you can make an informed decision regarding your hydration.

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Food Swaps Part 6: Better Overall Health

A lot of times we choose certain foods based on convenience. Other times we stick with what we know. But if you’re looking to improve your overall health, there are a number of alternatives you can use for common foods. Let’s look at some simple food swaps for better overall health.

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Food Swaps Part 5: Cleaner Protein

There are are number of ways to clean up your diet. One of those ways is to consume cleaner protein, which  refers to a protein source that is free of (or has less) pesticides, antibiotics, chemicals and food flavorings than more processed versions of protein. Proteins that we would consider “clean” also generally have less […]

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Food Swaps Part 4: Reduced Sodium

Manufacturers add large of amounts of sodium to certain types of food in order to preserve them. Without even realizing it, your sodium intake can be quite high, which can lead to high blood pressure. For those reasons, you may want to seek foods with reduced sodium. Let’s take a look at some examples of […]

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