Nutrition Blog — fruit
Fall Produce: The Freshest and Tastiest This Season
Not only do these seasonal foods taste better, but they're also cheaper and have higher nutritional value. Plus, eating what's in season is more environmentally friendly.
How to Properly Store Your Produce
Improper storage of fruits and vegetables is not only frustrating, but it is one of the top 3 reasons for the crazy amount of food waste in the US. Learning how to properly store your produce is a game changer because it can actually double the life of your fresh fruits and veggies.
Fruits and Vegetables You Should Eat This Spring
Eating fruits and veggies while they are in season not only makes them more flavorful, but they are healthier too as they are best fresh and not processed or preserved. Each season when we come out with a new menu we make sure to include seasonal fruits and vegetables so we can provide the freshest, most flavorful dishes.
Combat Your Sweet Tooth With These Tips
The Holiday season is here! Time for trips to the pumpkin patch, scary movies, fun costumes, and sweets, lots and lots of sweets. This time of year it can be hard to curb your sweet tooth when all of your favorite stores display Halloween candy, candy apples, and pumpkin pies front and center.
5 Tips for Packing a Healthier Lunch
With the kids going back to school and everyone returning to work in person, packing a lunch everyday is now becoming a regular part of the routine. Packing your own lunch is not only more budget friendly, but it can also be healthier than grabbing food from the cafeteria or local fast food restaurant when lunch time rolls around.
Our Friend Fiber
At some point or another I'm sure you’ve heard someone say “eat more fiber.” That’s because fiber is your friend! Your friend that does way more than just make you poop. While fiber does do wonders for your digestive tract by stimulating your intestines and increasing regularity, It also aids in reducing cholesterol, maintaining a healthy weight, and promoting blood sugar control.
Guide to Healthy Smoothies
Let's talk about smoothies! They’re smooth, refreshing, packed with fruits, veggies, protein, and fiber. Smoothies can be great if you’re on the go, trying to lose weight, pre and post workout, or just trying to add some extra vitamins and minerals to your diet.
Congratulations mama, your baby is finally here! Your body just spent 9 to 10 months growing a human or maybe two, that's a big deal! Regardless of how your baby entered the world, labor and birth put a tremendous amount of stress on your body. While shedding the baby weight might be your top priority, recovering and nourishing your body with quality food after giving birth is way more important.
Vitamins for Summer
Summer is here! It’s time to lay around the pool, head to the beach, barbecue with friends and family, and just enjoy the beautiful weather. Is your body ready for all this excitement? We’re not talking about getting beach body ready, we’re talking about your health.
Summer is here! Tis the season for sunshine, BBQ’s, pool parties, bright fresh fruits and veggies and a brand new menu. That’s right, our summer menu is here and ready to make its debut!
What To Eat For Gut Health
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.
5 Fruit Myths
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.
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.
Why You Should Eat More Pineapple
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.