Heart Healthy Eating

By Mitchell Blume, RD, CDE, PA There are many recommendations and dietary plans out on the market that address heart healthy eating. Specific meal plans centered around cardiovascular health include the DASH diet, Mediterranean diet, low-sodium diet, vegetarian diet, vegan diet, and low cholesterol diet. All this information can be somewhat daunting and confusing, but …

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Which Sweetener is Best?

By Jeanette Kimszal, RDN, NLC There are 4 classifications of sweeteners: CALORIC sweeteners are those that have calories and increase blood sugar. ARTIFICIAL sweeteners are those which are not found in nature and chemically made. NON-CALORIC SWEETENERS are sweeteners that do not increase blood sugar but are found in nature. These include monk fruit and stevia. SUGAR …

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Foods to Fight Allergy Season

By Morgan Giannattasio, MS, RDN, LD Those with seasonal allergies have already begun the battle of fighting against congestion, itchy eyes, and overall discomfort. Many of us fight allergies with over-the-counter medicines or trips to our allergist, but we can also combat our sniffles and sneezes inside our pantries. It is important to remember that …

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5 Foods and Drinks for Healthy Skin

By Morgan Giannattsio MS, RDN, LD Water is the most important thing we consume that helps our skin. Drinking enough water will help improve skin elasticity, complexion, and overall vibrancy. When we don’t drink enough water and become dehydrated, skin is then dull and dry, which increases the risk of acne and early aging signs. Drinking …

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