Posts Tagged "Diet"

4 Tips to Keep Your Cholesterol in Check

Posted by on Sep 9, 2016 in The Nutrition Key with BRG | 0 comments

4 Tips to Keep Your Cholesterol in Check

September is National Cholesterol Education Month!  It’s the perfect time to learn what cholesterol is and to get tips to help lower your cholesterol.   Cholesterol is a fat-like substance that is needed in the body to make hormones, Vitamin D, and is found in every cell in the body.  It maintains the integrity of your cell membranes and plays a role in the way your cells communicate with each other so your body can function properly.  However, when there is too much in the...

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Artificial Sweeteners Can Lead to Weight Gain?

Posted by on Jul 29, 2016 in The Nutrition Key with BRG | 2 comments

Artificial Sweeteners Can Lead to Weight Gain?

The debate between using artificial sweeteners or sugar in coffee, tea, desserts, etc. has been going on for quite some time.   Artificial sweeteners gained their popularity for being a low-calorie alternative to sugar, while still being just as sweet or sweeter.  However, when they first gained popularity, little was known about any possible side effects they may have.   Artificial sweeteners are usually recommended to help with weight control or as a sugar substitute if you have...

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May Monthly Morsels

Posted by on May 3, 2016 in The Nutrition Key with BRG | 0 comments

May Monthly Morsels

Bend Over Backwards for Milk!   One of the health highlights of May is that it is National Osteoporosis Prevention Month. It is estimated that 10 to 54 million Americans have osteoporosis, with 80% of cases being women.   Bones are living, growing tissue and osteoporosis occurs when there is bone loss or too little bone created. Bones are made of three major components that keep them strong: collagen, calcium-phosphate mineral complexes and living bone cells. As we age, we lose more...

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Sweet, Sweet Peas

Posted by on Apr 25, 2016 in The Nutrition Key with BRG | 0 comments

Sweet, Sweet Peas

Ah, sweet, sweet peas!  Green peas are my personal favorite and they are now in season so we can enjoy them when they have the best flavor (and are least expensive, which is always a plus).   Did you know that green peas are part of the legume family?  Green peas happen to be overlooked compared to the rest of its legume family.  Peas are an excellent source of protein and fiber, like its legume counterparts.  But, they are one of the few legumes that are commonly sold and cooked as a...

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How Stress Affects Your Health

Posted by on Apr 8, 2016 in The Nutrition Key with BRG | 0 comments

How Stress Affects Your Health

I think most of us can say that we feel stressed far more often than we would like to admit. Our day-to-day lives- from work, family life, etc.- are filled with stressors and can get a little bit chaotic. With all that stress surrounding us, it is important to take a step back every once in a while and relax.   The perfect opportunity to do so is approaching and most of us probably did not even know it. This April 16th is National Stress Awareness Day and April is actually Stress...

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