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Kale: A Nutrient-Dense Choice For Your Diet

Gone are the days of kale being simply a decoration on your plate at a restaurant or a divider at the salad bar. While some varieties of kale are still planted and used ornamentally, there are countless ways to add kale to your diet, and, it would be quite beneficial to your health to consider

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Can Food Help Fight Pain?

Did you know that what you eat can influence chronic pain? When you eat, you change your body chemistry. As a result, this can either increase or decrease inflammation and pain. Whether chronic pain is associated with arthritis, fibromyalgia, or injury, the foods used to fuel your body make a difference. Read or listen to

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Kale Salad Recipe: Add Apples & Carrots for a Delicious Meal

Kale is certainly the vegetable du jour. Why? It is so chock-full of vitamins it’s considered a super food. We see it in all kinds of recipes from chips to salads. Here’s a simple recipe that is sure to be a crowd pleaser for your family! Kale’s Nutrition Profile Kale is low in calorie, high in

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Pumpkin Spice: Beyond the Hype

One of the most popular fall flavors is pumpkin, from pumpkin bread to pie to the ever-so-popular pumpkin spice latte. We have to thank Starbucks for introducing us to “fall in a cup.” But, do lovers of this drink, actually, know what really is in each sip? While pumpkin itself does boast many nutrients, it

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6 Reasons Why We Love Bell Peppers

You can’t walk through the produce section of a grocery store without seeing multiple varieties of bell peppers. Bell Peppers: Why They Are Awesome! Here’s are six reasons why these nutritional powerhouses are a great addition to your diet: While most people think of bell peppers as vegetables, their seed-bearing nature classifies them as fruit.

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The Impossible Burger: Should We Bite?

Burger King is now serving up its brand of the Impossible Burger at all 7,200 locations across the nation. The Impossible Whopper is a flame-grilled, plant-based patty that so closely mimics meat it “bleeds.” We spoke with Bridget Shea, RD, registered dietitian, to learn about the nutritional aspects of this vegetarian innovation. What make the

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Throwing Out Nutrition Myths

Lewis First, MD does some myth-busting of common nutritional myths in order to help parents separate the facts from the fiction in regard to your child’s nutritional health

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How to Make Your Memorial Day Barbecue Healthy, Seasonal & Delicious

For many, Memorial Day is the unofficial start of barbecue season. For Richard Jarmusz, executive chef at the UVM Medical Center, it’s the perfect time to change up your menu with local meats, seasonal vegetables, and your own homemade BBQ sauce.

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Eat for Your Age: Nutritional Tips for all Decades of Life

As we grow older, our interests, priorities and eating habits change, so it’s no surprise that our nutritional needs do, too. The core principles of a healthy diet remain the same at 25 or 65. We need a balance of different nourishing foods to enable us to look and feel our best; however, our bodies

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Dietary Supplements 101

Although most people get all of the vitamins, minerals, and nutrition that they need from their daily diet, it is very common for individuals to take over the counter dietary or herbal supplements for a variety of reasons. How to Use Supplements Safely Dietary supplements and multivitamins are not necessarily the same thing! We define

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Recipe for Maple Granola, A Vermont Staple

Vermonters have harvested maple syrup for a long time. Syrup is made by boiling sap into a concentrate. Use it to top pancakes, mix into a salad dressing, or create a glaze for roasted vegetables. History Native Americans tapped maple trees for hundreds of years to access its sap. European settlers made their way to

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6 Ways to Add More Fruits and Vegetables to Your Diet

We’ve all been told countless times to eat more fruits and vegetables. We know it’s healthy to include more of them in our diet – they provide vital nutrients and fiber, antioxidants and phytochemicals. But, despite our best intentions we sometimes come up short. We are always hearing things about how “easy” it is to

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Senior Nutrition: Why Adding Protein to Your Diet is Important

As we age we lose muscle and strength, a medical term known as sarcopenia. As our muscles get smaller, we become weaker. The loss of strength is consistent with a loss of mobility and independence. The quality and quantity of daily consumption of protein are important in slowing this progression. Here’s why and how. What

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Intermittent Fasting: Effective or Dangerous?

There’s a new diet craze taking hold. It’s called intermittent fasting and it refers to an eating style where you eat within a specific time period and fast the rest of the time. Some say intermittent fasting is an effective way to lose weight. Other’s say it’s not safe. Here to give us some straight

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For the Love of Maple Syrup: Recipe for Maple Ginger Chicken

Vermonters have harvested maple syrup for a long time. Syrup is made by boiling sap into a concentrate. Use it to top pancakes, mix into a salad dressing, or create a glaze for roasted vegetables. History Native Americans tapped maple trees for hundreds of years to access its sap. European settlers made their way to

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