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The Power of Pea Protein

Touted as a popular ‘new it’ food, peas are nutrient-dense, phytochemical rich and inexpensive. They are also free of gluten, dairy, and soy–making them a great protein rich alternative. It is estimated that by 2054, alternative protein sources will constitute one third of the milk

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Magnesium and Headaches

Magnesium is a major mineral that has a number of different functions in our bodies. From regulating blood pressure, to keeping bones strong, heart rhythm steady, magnesium also supports a healthy immune system and nerve function. While 50-60% of the magnesium is in our bones,

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The Low Down on Fish Oils

Touted as having numerous health benefits, fish oils, are all the rage in the supplement industry. Fish oils are derived from the oil of cold water fish tissue. The best sources include: tuna, wild salmon, herring, sardines, mackerel, and anchovies. These fish provide the omega-3

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Limiting Added Sugars in Your Child’s Diet

Since its introduction in the early 1990s, the Nutrition Facts Panel is soon to experience a makeover. By July 26, 2018, food manufacturers will be required to list the amount of added sugars in the product. The 2015-2020 Dietary Guidelines for Americans suggest that no

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10 Tips for Healthy Eating

Load up on fruits and vegetables Strive for a minimum of 5 servings/day and go for color. Dark leafy greens, and vibrant colors pack a nutritional boost.  Maximize your intake by choosing a variety and don’t shy away from different forms if it suits your

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Are Protein Powders Safe for My Allergic Child?

According to a 2015 Food and Health Survey, 54% of consumers are trying to increase their protein intake, making it the top nutrient of concern in most individual’s diets. The focus these days is on high quality proteins, which is aligned with the current push

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Ask the Dietitian: FODMAP Diet

Question: I’ve heard that a low FODMAP diet is good for my irritable bowel syndrome but I really want to lose weight as well. Can I achieve this while on a low FODMAP diet? Answer: Lowering your FODMAPS can go a far way in reducing

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Foods to Ease a Gassy Gut

With holiday parties, irresistable snacking, and boundless dessert options, it is not uncommon to have a growly gut. What is gas? Gas is air in your digestive tract. Common symptoms of gas include burping, passing gas, bloating, and pain in your abdomen.  Gas enters your

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The Power of Spices

With the holiday season upon us, research demonstrates the anti-inflammatory properties of common spices. Cinnamon One of the most extensively studied spices for it’s antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, anti lipemic, anti diabetic, antimicrobial, and anticancer effects. Cloves Most of the research with cloves has been done with

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