We all know we should be eating our fruits and vegetables. You’ve probably heard the recommendations for meeting a 5-a-day quota, or seen the USDA’s recommendation to fill half of your plate with fruits and veggies during each meal. And y... Read more
Packed with vitamins, minerals, and fiber, fruit should be part of any healthy diet. As a diabetes educator, some of the most frequent questions from my clients have to do with fruit. Can I still eat fruit? How much fruit should I eat? What are the b... Read more
Most apples are great for eating fresh. But the best apples for baking, according to The Old Farmer's Almanac, are Fuji, Granny Smith and Rome Beauty, while the best for pies are Winesap, Rhode Island Greening, Newtown Pippin, Jonagold and Cortla... Read more
"Eat your fruits and vegetables." We've heard it all of our lives. If only it were so simple.
Our bodies crave fruits and vegetables more than just about any other food because we tend to get far fewer of them than we need. We ofte... Read more
Dig out the blender! (Don’t worry, nothing high-tech.) Throw in a few simple, nutritious ingredients, give it a whirl and you’ve got a super-quick breakfast, snack, or mini-meal. Who can resist these icy cold, frothy concoctions, fondly k... Read more
I definitely stay fuller longer eating fruits & veggies & protein-I eat more often now than I did before but I eat less. BMCC had great protein suggestions but keep in mind that each source of protein may be slightly different nutritionally.... Read more
An insulated lunch box will help. Fruit is always a good option, along with cheese sticks. PB&J could work too, with reasonable servings of PB & J, or there's always PB+Banana if you like that. Granola bars are always a good back up too.... Read more
If you increased the amount of fruits & veggies in your diet recently, it will take your body a little while to adjust. Drink plenty of water and stick to your healthy diet. Get in some gentle exercise like walking to help "get things moving".... Read more
Apples, bananas are great for fruit, I eat a lot of string cheese & greek yogurt, herbal tea which helps me drink more water, and lunchmeat for sandwiches are staples. Almond milk works great as a sub for dairy milk if you get used to it.... Read more
Editor's Note: Cathy Cram, M.S., is the resident maternal fitness expert on our sister site, BabyFit.com.
By Cathy Cram, M.S.
This second blog in a three-part series on treatments for menopausal hot flashes focuses on alternative options.... Read more
When I was growing up, fruit leather was all the rage. First it just came in a rolled-up red sheet, but eventually it came in fun shapes and a variety of tie-dyed colors. I knew there wasn't much fruit in it, but I could sucker my dad into buying the... Read more
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