Nutrition Blog — carbohydrates

What To Eat For Gut Health

Julia Barber

Bacterial imbalance in your gut could present itself as unintentional weight changes, digestive issues such as irritable bowel syndrome, constipation, and heartburn, sluggishness, rashes, sleep issues, and sugar cravings. 

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5 Fruit Myths

Julia Barber

Are you consuming your recommended amount of fruit daily? If so, great! We’re proud of you and keep it up! If not, what’s stopping you? Are you worried about all of the sugar in fruit? Are you trying to limit carbs? Diabetic? Whatever the reason, we’re here to make sure that you don’t fall victim to these myths and don’t let fruit intimidate you anymore. 

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Natural Sweeteners

Allison Lesko RD LD

We believe in moderation of all foods in order to sustainably adhere to a healthy way of life. Just like all other carbohydrates, we need them to live, but not all are created equal. Sugars, or carbohydrates, are essential for energy, such as brain function needed to focus during work and fuel to power through exercise. There are so many options to sweeten foods and it’s hard to know what’s healthiest.

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Overcoming Sugar Addiction

Allison Lesko RD LD

Whether we are consuming sweet desserts, snacks or drinks, studies have finally shown that sugar is in everything. Not only is this the case, but it has been found to have actual addictive properties which makes it even harder to say no to them. Just like a person with a drug addiction, once we stop consuming sugar, our body immediately craves it. 

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5 Scary Health Myths

Julia Barber

In honor of the spookiest time of the year, let's talk about what scares us! Zombies? Vampires? Werewolves? How about carbs? Or maybe eggs? While it’s always fun to get a little spooky for Halloween, most of us know that zombies, vampires, and werewolves aren’t real.

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Why You Should Eat More Pineapple

Julia Barber

With so many micronutrients, pineapples have many health benefits. The largest benefit is vitamin C--an essential dietary component since we cannot make it ourselves. Vitamin C is required for the production of collagen and certain neurotransmitters, it’s involved in protein metabolism and is important for connective tissue and wound healing.

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A Quick History of Waffles

Julia Barber

Imagine this...a small, crisp batter cake, baked in between two shallow metal pans hinged together, filling the room with the smell of warm maple. Waffles! We’re talking about waffles! The traditional toasty breakfast treat that we love to top with syrup or fresh fruit, mix with chocolate chips, and even serve alongside some crispy chicken. 

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What is Gluten?

Allison Lesko RD LD

In recent years, gluten has gained a lot of attention in popular media. From gluten-driven weight gain to celiac disease, in this article I answer everything you need to know about gluten so you can feel confident making healthy choices in your everyday life. 

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Q&A: Are Carbohydrates Bad?

Allison Lesko RD LD

Carbs have been a topic of much debate. Carbs are not bad and they do not make you fat--you just have to be sure you're eating the right kind of carbs in appropriate portions. I cover everything you need to know about carbs in this article. 

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What is Stevia?

Allison Lesko RD LD

Stevia: the sweet, plant-derived sugar substitute that's causing a debate in the nutrition world. In this article, I break down everything you need to know about stevia so you can feel confident making nutrition choices on your own. 

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