Nutrition 101: Balance, Variety, and Moderation

Balance, variety, and moderation have been referenced in the Dietary Guidelines for Americans for decades. Yet overtime, these terms are often thrown around with their meaning open for interpretation—often misinterpretation. "Everything in moderation." "It’s all about balance." "I eat a variety of foods… well, a variety of ice-cream flavors!" Many times, these words are used … Continue reading Nutrition 101: Balance, Variety, and Moderation

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Nutrition 101: Carbs, Protein, and Fat

Carbohydrates, protein and fat have all been in the spotlight over the years, either demonized and given the "health halo" depending on the time period. Let’s take a walk down memory lane: At one point, fats were demonized for their effects on heart health leading to the popularity of fat-free, sugar-filled Snackwells and arguably more … Continue reading Nutrition 101: Carbs, Protein, and Fat