Go Nuts for Pistachios!

Who doesn’t love a delicious Pistachio? Not only are they packed with nutrients, but they are one of the most fun foods too eat!  They may take some effort to eat, but they are absolutely worth it in the end. Luckily, next Monday, February 26th, is National Pistachio Day so I have you covered with…

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Mix It Up on National Trail Mix

Lightweight, nutritious, energy boosting… trail mix is the ideal snack! This Thursday, August 31st is National Trail Mix Day, and it is one of my favorites!   Trail mix comes in a variety of ways, but the most common combination is a mixture of nuts, dried fruits, and sometimes chocolate. Traditionally, as the name implies,…

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Go Nuts Over Nuts!

If you’re looking for a healthy snack that’s packed with nutrients, fiber, and healthy fat, there’s no better food than nuts. There are so many varieties to choose from as well as many ways to prepare meals and snacks using them as ingredients.   Nuts are actually a seed surrounded by a hard, inedible shell….

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We All Scream for Ice Cream!

Few things say summer more than a cool and delicious ice cream cone! With an endless array of flavors, textures, and ways to enjoy it, ice cream is the perfect summer treat. From children to adults, it can always bring a smile to your face! But for some, eating ice cream can be followed by…

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Live Like You’re In The Mediterranean!

The month of May is National Mediterranean Diet Month! The Mediterranean Diet, made famous by Ancel Keys, is thought of as being one of the healthiest diets in the world. This diet follows the diet of many of the countries along the coast of the Mediterranean Sea and has a host of delicious and vibrant…

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Cooking with Your Microwave Oven

The microwave oven is a great invention that has helped immensely with modern-day lifestyles.  The microwave provides you with an option for quick reheating when you are busy doing a million things.  Microwave ovens use electromagnetic radiation to heat foods up quickly, efficiently, and evenly compared to other slower methods of heating and cooking.  …

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Join the Peanut Butters Lovers Club

Did you know one 12-ounce jar of peanut butter contains 540 peanuts?   Peanut butter is one of the most loved foods nationwide and is the leading use of peanuts in the United States, which is why there is an entire month to celebrate America’s favorite spread – November is National Peanut Butter Lovers Month! …

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Get Ready to Mix it Up with Trail Mix

Wednesday is National Trail Mix Day! If you’re like me and my team here at BRG Health, then you must love trail mix! Trail Mix isn’t actually the technical term for the delicious treat, the word ‘gorp’ is. Gorp is often used by hikers for trail mix which stands for ‘good old raisins and peanuts’;…

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I’m Nuts for Peanuts

Peanuts are one of America’s favorite snacks. You probably can picture yourself at a baseball game, digging your hand into a bag of nuts, cracking the shell and enjoying the sweet, salty taste of peanuts.   March is National Peanut Month That’s right a whole month dedicated to the perfect little peanut! National Peanut Week…

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The Amazing Almond

Guest post by Charna Sheinfeld, Nutrition Intern   They are one of the seemingly contradictory foods because they high in fat but extremely good for our health. What am I referring to? Almonds of course! Now that I am a nursing mother, I not only think about my own health, but I also need to…

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Go Nuts for Peanuts

The crowd is roaring with excitement.  Everyone around you is munching on foot long hot dogs and drinking out of large cups filled with iced cola.  You hear the sound of the batter’s swing hitting the ball out of the park—home run, the crowd roars again.  You spot the vendor coming by just as your…

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5 Tips for Smart Snacking

Since 1989, February has been considered National Snack Food Month as declared by the Snack Food Association and the National Potato Promotion Board. While this was initiated as a promotional tool to increase consumer consumption of snack foods during a month with low sales, it is no doubt that 26 years later, snacking is popular…

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Going Nuts for Almonds

Nuts come in all shapes and sizes and offer you protein, healthy fats and fiber.  Although some might be more favorable than others, a recent study published in the European Journal of Clinical Nutrition has discovered that almonds stand out among all the rest in terms of weight management.   The study found that participants eating…

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Health Benefits of “Fro-Yo”!

If you look around your town, I bet you have noticed a growing trend of frozen yogurt shops opening left and right.  These places sing the health benefits of the icy treat, while enticing you with toppings galore.  Today, during National Frozen Yogurt Week, we celebrate the good things about frozen yogurt, and help you…

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Pecans Pack a Nutritional Punch

November is National Georgia Pecan Month! Georgia is the primary pecan manufacturing state and September marked the peak harvest for this buttery, crunchy nut.  High production rates will continue throughout this month, making pecans easily accessible all year-round.  This delicious tree nut is rich in essential health boosting nutrients.  Pecans are a delicious portable and…

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DASH Eating Plan

The meal pattern below is rich in low fat dairy foods, whole grains, fruits and vegetables and follows the DASH Meal Planning guidelines. For many people, following the DASH eating style can be an easy way to prevent or manage their high blood pressure. FOOD GROUP DAILY SERVINGS 1 SERVING EQUALS Milk and Dairy 2-3…

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