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Nutrition

What’s So Great About Protein?

If you workout, see a trainer or read fitness and health magazines you’re probably well aware of how important protein is in your diet. Certainly, if you have children, you

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What’s So Great About Carbs?

Two weeks out from the excesses of the holiday feed fest and it might be tempting to jump on the low carb train, headed for Skinny Town, alllll aboard…”no ma’am,

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What’s So Great (And Bad) About Peanut Butter

I ate my body weight in homemade chocolate peanut butter cups over the holiday. Or at least it was my body weight… until the peanut butter cups… Well you get

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Lisa’s Letters Home: Don’t Say Diet, Damn It!

You know it’s the new year when Pinterest goes from deep-fried Nutella-slathered triple layer brownies to nothing but lentils and salad. I’ve heard lots of friends make resolutions to lose

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What’s So Bad About Agave Nectar

Wait, what? A couple of years ago I made banana bread for all my clients for Christmas gifts and swapped out the evil white refined sugar for agave nectar. Why?

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What’s So Great About Fat?

Gasp! The F word… on a family friendly blog? Ok, so it’s not THE F word but sometimes it can sure seem like it in the nutrition world. Despite our

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What’s So Great About Dandelion Greens?

You know how some things just instantly conjure a memory? For me, Ralph Lauren’s Polo cologne re-animates a high school crush (who frankly, marinated in the stuff but I didn’t

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What So Great About Parsley?

On the face of it, it seems unlikely there could be anything too great about parsley. From a kid’s perspective, it’s green so… ’nuff said. And from an adult’s perspective

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What’s So Bad About Lactose?

According to the National Digestive Diseases Information Clearinghouse (which is associated with the National Institutes of Health), “lactose intolerance is the inability or insufficient ability to digest lactose, a sugar

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What (Else) Is So Great About Fruits and Vegetables

You know when you’ve had one of THOSE days? Nobody wanted to eat the breakfast you served, someone announced on the way to school that you were responsible for bringing