The Nutrition Key with BRG

What Do You Know About Folic Acid?

Ah, folic acid. I’m sure you’ve seen it mentioned on your cereal or pasta boxes, bread, and other grains, but do you really know what it is?   Last week was National Folic Acid Awareness Week and I meant to post this blog then, but, as I’m sure you all know the feeling, sometimes the…

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Time to Get Cooking!

Do you feel that you are often too busy to properly plan out and cook meals for yourself or your family? Unfortunately, when you are constantly in a rush your food choices may not be what you’d hope for. However, I have good news! There is an easy solution to this, which saves time and…

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Healthy Food, Healthy Kids

Your grandma probably told you ages ago, “You are what you eat!” It’s long been suspected that eating fresh, unprocessed foods could lead to an elevated mood and an overall better outlook on life. Eating well-balanced diets has mostly been advocated for adults, by adults… But does food have the same effect on children?  …

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Time to Focus on Fiber!

What better way to start off 2018 than with National Fiber Focus Month! Fiber is an essential part of any diet and provides a seemingly endless array of health benefits. But, are you getting enough?   The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics recommend that men get ~38 grams per day and women consume ~25 grams…

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5 Fun Ways to Stay Active as a Family this Winter

Although the colder months do make it difficult to stay motivated, there are still many ways to stay on track with your fitness goals this winter. January is National Family Fit Lifestyle Month, which makes now the best time to create healthy habits together as a family.   Studies show that regular exercise decreases stress…

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Resolve to Giving Up New Year’s Resolutions

Can you believe it’s 2018 already?! As you know, the New Year typically means you’re going to begrudgingly set up some New Year’s resolutions, swearing to yourself that THIS year is going to be different and you’re going to stick to each and every one of them!   Time for change   The thing is,…

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Enjoying the Holidays and Your Food!

The holiday season is a joyous time, but can also be a very stressful time as you may need to plan, cook, clean and entertain many guests. This stress can start to affect how you listen to your body, which is why it’s important you take the time to take care for yourself!   You…

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Winter Fruits and Vegetables

The cold weather doesn’t mean that you can’t enjoy fresh fruits and vegetables. Did you know that there is actually some produce that is in season during these chilly months? Buying in season produce not only ensures that you are eating foods at their ripest, but it saves money as well.   Here are 6…

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5 Tips to Help You Enjoy Your Holiday Traditions

It’s December and the final holiday festivities of the year are in full swing. It’s the time of year best spent with loved ones, enjoying spending time together. This is also a great time of the year to reflect on how the last year went and to envision how you’d like next year to start….

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Find Your Best Pear this December!

The winter months are coming and, unfortunately, so many of our fruit and vegetable staples are out of season. But, fear not! The humble and delicious Pear is in season basically all year round. December is National Pear Month, and is the perfect time to learn all about this delectable fruit!   Pear Facts  …

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Five Nutrients to Boost Your Brain Health!

Do you find yourself feeling sluggish at times, or perhaps your thinking just feels clouded? If this sounds all too familiar, did you know that there are several things you can do each day to combat these feelings?   It’s no news that what you eat impacts how you feel, which is why it’s so…

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Kooky for Cookies!

Did you know that there is an entire day dedicated to celebrating cookies? The delicious and delectable dessert is celebrated today, December 4th, which is National Cookie Day!   Just in case you’re unfamiliar with the wonderful cookie, Wikipedia defines it as “a baked or cooked good that is small, flat, and sweet.” Cookies, which…

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5 Perfect Parfaits for You to Enjoy!

Did you know that National Parfait Day was November 25th? Parfait means “perfect” in French and there is no better way to celebrate the day than with a perfect parfait.   A French parfait is actually a way to make ice cream without using an ice cream machine. A base of sugar syrup, egg, cream…

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7 Delicious Ideas for Your Thanksgiving Leftovers

Thanksgiving has come and gone, but you are probably still full from the endless supply of food that was dished out during dinner. Hopefully you have the day off and can relish this feeling, and catch up on some much-needed rest! You may also be thinking to yourself, “What do I do with all these…

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Four Tips for a Happy and Healthy Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is one of the best times to be with friends and family. Meals bring us together, especially around the holidays. For some however, the holidays can bring on stress, as there are higher chances of overindulging, which can lead to guilt. This does not have to be the case!   Here are my 4…

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6 Nutrients to Improve Skin Health

Did you know that your skin health is a reflection of your diet? If you are lacking nutrients or have a high fat and salt diet, your skin will not look its best. On the other hand, if you are well hydrated, eat well, and take care of your skin based on dermatologist’s recommendations, your…

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Take a Hike This November

Did you know that today, November 13th, is National Take a Hike Day? This celebration of hiking is an opportunity to get people up and get outside. There are hundreds of hiking trails open that are free of charge just waiting to be explored.   Hiking Benefits   Hiking is a fun way to get…

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Go Nuts for Peanut Butter!

Did you know that one 12-ounce jar of peanut butter contains 540 peanuts? Did you also know that peanut butter’s modern history began in 1884 when a chemist wanted to create a soft food that would still provide nutrition to those who have trouble chewing?   Peanut butter is a classic and one of the…

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Get Educated about Diabetes This Month

Are you or someone you know affected by diabetes? Diabetes is of growing concern in this country, and across the world. It is currently affecting over 30 million Americans and that number continues to climb at an alarming rate. However, Diabetes is preventable with diet and exercise.   November is National Diabetes Awareness Month and…

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National Fig Week

Ficus carica, also known as the common fig, may not be so common to everyone. Figs are delectable little fruits that are not only delicious, but also offer a number of health benefits. National Fig Week is November 1st through 7th and is the perfect time to learn more about figs.   Shopping for Figs…

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