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2010 Dietary Guidelines for Americans are here!

The Superbowl may be on Sunday, but yesterday, on January 31st, a Superbowl of sorts occurred in the nutrition world. Minus the husky men in spandex. Yesterday marked the introduction of the new 2010 Dietary Guidelines for Americans (it was last updated in 2005). Published by the USDA, they are the the federal government’s evidence-based [...]

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My go-to source for green-tea

I’m a huge fan of tea, especially green tea. The bolder, nuttier, fuller the green tea the more I like it. Unfortunately this makes most green teas taste like water to me. And green tea in tea bags? Forget it. Mere child’s play. My green tea of choice for the past few years is from [...]

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Post-Thanksgiving Tune-Up

I hope you enjoyed a wonderful holiday! I know I did–I spent Thanksgiving in the Berkshires with my fam, including my grandmother, brother and sis-in-law, their 2 kids (Sasha-7 months and Gabe-2 1/2)m grandmother, aunt, uncle, and 2 cousins. And yes, we did have another blechy Thanksgiving meal (seriously lackluster, restaurant shall go unnamed). However, [...]

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Goodbye HFCS, Hello Corn Sugar?

The Corn Refiners Association think you’re uneducated and stupid. Well, that’s what they’re hoping, anyway. The card carrying members of the Corn Refiners Association (CRA) are now aware that you know how unhealthy High Fructose Corn Syrup (HFCS) is for you. And, in an effort to keep yourself in top top shape, you’re avoiding the [...]

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Diet coke with a twist of lemon? Think again

When you order a soda or water at a restaurant, do you usually ask for a side of lemon? After all, nothing is more refreshing than a cold glass of water with a squeeze of lemon. Well, it might be refreshing, but with each squeeze you’re adding a big ol’ heap of bacterial to your [...]

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Would you like some soup with your sodium?

I live in New York and it’s getting cold. Ok, it already is cold. And if you live in California or any other warm place you can just shut it. But like most people, when the going gets cold, the going wamts soup. I’ve been pretty busy these past few days and I didn’t have [...]

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Getting dirrrrrty

I’m back after a few days hiatus, where I spent the past few nights jamming to Phish with my crew. That either makes me sound really hardcore or like a total loser, depending on your musical tastes.  But whatever, it was totally fun. I also had IIN this weekend where we deepened our knowledge on [...]

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