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Comparing The Different Types of Caffeine

About sixty plant species naturally contain caffeine, a stimulant of the central nervous system.[1] The leaves of tea plants and the beans of coffee plants are the most popular sources of natural caffeine. However, caffeine can be created in a lab as well from Malonic acid and dimethylurea.[2]...

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Navigating Office Holiday Parties From A Dietitian

It’s that time of year again; time for the much anticipated holiday office party. For most, this is a great opportunity to unwind and take your mind off of the end of the quarter financial reports or performance evaluations. 

Eating healthy when dining out at social events like these...

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What Exactly are Antioxidants?

Antioxidants seem to be everywhere; in superfoods and skincare, even chocolate and red wine. Products that contain antioxidants claim to be essential for good health, with promises to fight disease and reverse aging. 

But are they really as good for us as people say? And how do they...

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Is It True That Weight Loss is 80% Diet and 20% Exercise?

If you've ever Googled, “Is diet or exercise more important for weight loss?" you've probably come across this common phrase that weight loss consists of 80% diet and 20% exercise. But, is this really the case?

It’s no surprise that nutrition and exercise are both important parts of a...

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5 Easy Ways to Enjoy Yogurt

There are plenty of reasons to incorporate yogurt into your diet. Not only does it offer several important nutrients including protein, calcium, and vitamin D, but it contains live culture, or probiotics, which can enhance the gut microbiota. 

There are multiple ways that you can enjoy...

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5 Easy, Lower Sugar Mocktail Ideas!

Celebrations often mean sugary treats and boozy cocktails. However, considering the number of perks associated with limiting your alcohol intake, it might be worth reconsidering!

By using natural sweeteners, fresh fruit and herbs, you can blend or infuse a healthy mocktail that is so delicious no...

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Veggies: The Starchy vs. The Non-Starchy

Updated August 2022

A recurrent theme that I have come across in my years as a dietitian is clients telling me they are making a conscience effort to minimize starch portions on their plate and maximize vegetable portions, but they still aren’t seeing results in their weight loss or...

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Fruit Everyday, Yay or Nay?

Updated August 2022

Sugar has been demonized quite a bit in the past couple of decades, and let’s face it, excess sugar in any diet can lead to a host of health problems including diabetes, cardiovascular disease and aside from health concerns can pack on unwanted “vanity...

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NEAT – Non Exercise Activity Thermogenesis...what is it?

Updated August 2022

We have all heard that we should be getting in more steps throughout the day and utilizing opportunities to be more active but many are not aware that there is a specific category of calories that everyone burns throughout the day called NEAT calories: Non-Exercise Activity...

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How to Build the PERFECT Summer Salad

Most people love to enjoy a fresh & crisp salad this time of year. While I am a strong advocate for eating salads all year round, with the heat, many of us prefer to enjoy lighter dishes and meals! 

Here is my formula for the PERFECT summer salad that will leave you feeling full &...

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