Nutrition Blog — ingredients

Fall Menu

Julia Barber

The leaves are starting to change colors, the air is getting crisp, and pumpkin everything is back. Fall is here and we're excited to roll out our new Fall menu! This menu our team was inspired by the fall season and Thanksgiving. This menu features turkey sausage, cranberry sauce, roasted butternut squash, brussels sprouts, and caramelized onions. 

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5 Tips for Packing a Healthier Lunch

Julia Barber

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. 

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Guide to Healthy Smoothies

Julia Barber

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.

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Make Your Own Trail Mix

Julia Barber

Trail mix lovers, this one's for you! Even if you’re not a huge fan of trail mix, the good thing about this snack is that you can add your own spin and customize it to your liking. Whether you need a pick me up while hiking or just need an afternoon snack in between meals, trail mix can be a convenient nutrient dense snack.

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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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Combat Stress With A Healthy Diet

Julia Barber

When we think about ways to relieve stress, most often we think of yoga poses, breathing exercises, intense workouts or maybe meditation. While all of these are great stress relievers, a healthy diet is often overlooked. Eating a healthy diet can reduce the negative effects that stress has on the body. It can combat the impact of stress by strengthening the immune system, lowering blood pressure, stabilizing blood sugars, and managing your weight. 

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Increase Energy With These Foods

Julia Barber

The quality and types of foods you choose are important because some foods contain nutrients that can increase your energy levels. Alternately, there are also foods that can contribute to your low energy levels. Simple carbohydrates and added sugars have been known to spike blood sugar levels and lead to a “crashing” effect.

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Diabetic Friendly Foods

Julia Barber

Healthy eating is a huge factor when managing diabetes. In some cases, with the guidance of a Doctor or Registered Dietitian, changing your diet may be enough to control the disease completely and prevent a delay in other health problems caused by diabetes. A healthy lifestyle can keep your blood sugar levels, blood pressure, and cholesterol in your target range.

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5 Foods to Reduce Inflammation

Julia Barber

Studies have shown that a healthy diet that includes anti-inflammatory foods can fight inflammation. An anti-inflammatory diet consists of fruits and vegetables, whole grains, omega-3 fatty acids, lean proteins, antioxidants, and healthy fats. This diet limits the consumption of excessive sugar, red meats, processed foods, and alcohol. 

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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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Clean Eating

Julia Barber

You’ve probably heard of the term “clean eating,” but do you know what it actually means to eat clean? It can be a pretty broad term that everyone has their own personal version of. Let's discuss what clean eating means to us here at fit-flavors. 

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How to Read Nutrition Facts & Ingredient Lists

Julia Barber

Do you ever wonder if the food you’re eating is actually good for you or does it just appear to be good for you? Understanding how to read food labels can be confusing at first, but it is a necessary skill to have if you want to improve your overall health and live a healthy lifestyle.

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7 Swaps for Healthier Eating

Julia Barber

Living a healthy lifestyle shouldn’t mean that you have to cut out the foods that you love. No sweets? Where’s the fun in that? Eating should always be enjoyable and it can be even when you’re trying to watch what you eat. All you have to do is implement some healthy ingredient swaps!

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Misleading Food Claims

Jillian Tedesco

Years ago when I would go grocery shopping I fell victim to the words and promising statements on food labels. I would read them with a smile on my face, believing I was making a choice that would help me lose weight and reach my health goals. Misled by buzzwords and claims, I didn’t truly know what they meant. I used to fall for sugar free claims--that was the buzzword that got me each time.

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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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What Happens When You Eat Quality Food

Jillian Tedesco

When I finally decided to “trust the process,” and give quality food a chance (rather than eating mountains of low-calorie, processed foods/drinks), I drastically improved my relationship with food, lost over 20lbs, and have sustained my results ever since.

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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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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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