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  • Understanding Healthy oils


    I get asked all the time “what are the best oils for cooking and for smart nutrition?” After decades of following low-fat diets, many people don’t realize how essential dietary fat is for overall health, well-being and delicious-tasting food. Healthy fats help you absorb essential vitamins and phytonutrients, help regulate blood sugar and insulin levels, […]

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  • The Truth about Artificial Sweeteners

    A can of sugar being poured into a glass

    Humans are hard-wired to like sweet-tasting foods and beverages. The average American consumes more than 80 grams (20 teaspoons) of sugar every day, far exceeding the World Health Organization recommendations (24 grams/day for women and 36 grams/day for men). As more people recognize the negative consequences of sugar, many look to artificial sweeteners to reduce […]

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  • Fresh is Best


    FRESH IS BEST Welcome to August, that fabulous month when local farmers markets and grocery stores are brimming with fruits and vegetables fresh from the fields. They are usually picked early that same day, or the night before, and are at peak flavor. It’s a welcome contrast to the produce available during the winter months, […]

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  • The Benefits of Dairy


    In the Midwest, we are fortunate to have an abundance of fresh, local dairy products. A cold glass of milk offers nutrients that support strong bones and help your body thrive. Fermented dairy, such as yogurt, cheese and kefir, offer probiotics that promote intestinal health, support the immune system and help prevent chronic diseases, like […]