Posts Categorized: Nutrition Science

Deciphering Eco Food Certifications

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Kitty Broihier

Lots of us are taking more care to think about the planet when making food purchasing decisions. That can include things like choosing seafood that isn’t being overfished, avoiding food products that are overly packaged, and buying more local foods that don’t have to travel as far to get to you plate (thereby saving on fuel and contributing less to pollution as well as benefiting local farmers, producers and purveyors). Paying attention to eco labeling is another way to learn about and judge the environmental impact of your food purchases.

Deciphering Eco Food Certifications

Did you notice eggs are now earning stars?

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Kitty Broihier

I just picked up a couple dozen eggs because it’s almost time for some egg coloring (and yes, I still take part—the kids don’t get all the fun)! In case you haven’t noticed, eggs are now getting stars—something I’m particularly happy about since we consume lots of eggs in my household. Here’s what this change is all about.

Did you notice eggs are now earning stars?

What Is “Eating According to Macros” All About?

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Kitty Broihier

Have you heard of “macro counting” or eating to “fit your macros”? This style of eating plan has been in fashion among fitness-minded folks, bodybuilders and the Cross-Fit set for a while now, but it has filtered down to the general public more recently. It’s used primarily as a weight control/weight loss plan, though technically it could also be used for “leaning out” (dropping body fat but not body muscle) or even gaining weight. Here are the basics…

What Is “Eating According to Macros” All About?

High Blood Pressure and The Power of Potassium

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Kitty Broihier

February is American Heart Month, and in the past I’ve written about sodium and how decreasing one’s salt and sodium intake can bring heart-y benefits for many people, including lower blood pressure. High blood pressure is a risk factor for stroke and heart disease, so doing what we can to keep our blood pressure in a healthy range is a smart strategy for heart-healthy living. There’s more to dietary management of blood pressure than keeping a lid on sodium intake, however. Getting enough potassium is equally important. So, it’s time for some potassium love…

High Blood Pressure and The Power of Potassium

Top Slow Cooker Tips for the Big Game

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Kitty Broihier

There’s no doubt that watching sports on t.v. and noshing go together. There’s also no doubt that nobody wants to be slaving in the kitchen while everyone else is enjoying the game. That’s where the slow-cooker comes in. Let it help you with some of the cooking on game day, and you’ll have more time to catch the on-screen action. As the author of a couple of slow-cooker cookbooks, I’ve got a few tips that can make your slow-cooker food prep smooth and easy…

Top Slow Cooker Tips for the Big Game