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Menu Planning with SCALES

2/24/2015

Do you find yourself wondering what's for dinner every night? With a little bit of menu planning using SCALES, you'll save time and money, and may even reduce your stress level!

 

 

Tips for Menu Planning

Do you find yourself wondering what's for dinner every night? With a little bit of menu planning using SCALES, you'll save time and money, and may even reduce your stress level!

Should You Eat Fat Free?

Is fat-free always the best choice? Karman Meyer, RD, of KarmanNutrition.com says not always! Fat is important to the human diet; we need it every day and it's good for brain health. Choose foods like avocados, dairy, and nuts to get some good fats in your diet and don't always go for the fat-free version of your favorites.

Calorie Myths

Does diluting a sweetened beverage take away the calories? Patricia Murray, RD, of St. Ann's Bay Hospital busts this myth along with whether toasting bread takes away calories (hint - wishful thinking!).

Healthy Eating with Diabetes

Arielle "Dani" Lebovitz, MS, RD, CSSD, LD, CDE, of Robins Air Force Base says that diabetics don't need to spend extra money on special foods or even totally abstain from food they love. They can still eat what they love and enjoy - in moderation!

How Much Water Should You Drink?

Are you drinking enough water? Stacey Loftus RD, LD, of Hy-Vee stores recommends that you drink half of your weight in ounces every day. So, if you weigh 150 lbs., drink 75 oz. of water! Stay hydrated!

How Much Exercise is Needed to Burn Calories?

How much exercise is needed to burn calories? We asked Linda Rankin, RD, of Idaho State University to break it down for us.

Stuck in a Food Rut? Check out These Food Trends!

12/11/2014

Are you stuck in a food rut, resorting to the same foods and recipes over and over again? Here are some new ideas using some of the latest food trends from Carolyn O'Neil, MS, RD and Best Food Facts nutritioni advisor!

Healthy Food Trends

Are you stuck in a food rut, resorting to the same foods and recipes over and over again? Here are some new ideas using some of the latest food trends from Carolyn O'Neil, MS, RD and Best Food Facts nutrition advisor!

Holiday Gifts for a Healthy Lifestyle

12/3/2014

Do you need some gift ideas? Carolyn O'Neil, MS, RD and Best Food Facts nutrition advisor, shares some gift ideas to support a healthy lifestyle.

The Chemistry Behind High Fructose Corn Syrup

12/2/2014

Are you wondering what the differences are between high fructose corn syrup and sugar? Is agave nectar really better for you? What about honey? We took a dive into the chemistry behind HFCS with Ruth MacDonald, PhD, RD, and Chair of Food Science and Human Nutrition at Iowa State University.

Holiday Gift Ideas

Do you need some gift ideas? Carolyn O'Neil, MS, RD, and Best Food Facts nutrition advisor, shares some gift ideas to support a healthy lifestyle.

The Chemistry Behind High Fructose Corn Syrup

Are you wondering what the differences are between high fructose corn syrup and sugar? Is agave nectar really better for you? What about honey? We took a dive into the chemistry behind HFCS with Ruth MacDonald, PhD, RD, and Chair of Food Science and Human Nutrition at Iowa State University.

How to Make your Thanksgiving Meal Healthy

11/11/2014

Thanksgiving traditionally marks the beginning of the dreaded holiday weight gain season, but it doesn't have to! Many of Thanksgiving's staple items are actually good for us, and by making a few substitutions, it can be a meal your health will thank you for!

Whose Research Can You Trust?

Studies abound on nutrition and can oftentimes be contradictory. So how do you know when study results can be trusted? Best Food Facts nutrition adviser Carolyn O'Neil went straight to an expert for insight.

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