Nutrition Blog — carbohydrates

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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