What are Hemp Seeds? What to Know About this Nutrient-Dense Food

I'm always on the hunt for easy ways to add variety to my meals, whether it be something to mix into my yogurt, toss in a salad, or add to a snack dip. Because I study nutrition, I'm constantly learning about the role nutrients have in our overall diet. One of the healthy foods I recently …

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Why You Shouldn’t Attempt the Grapefruit Diet

With bikini season just around the corner, there is a lot of pressure to have a perfect figure. People will do just about anything to reach their weight-loss goals, whether it be exercising for obscene hours at the gym, taking diet pills, or eating next to nothing. As the generation with the world of knowledge at …

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What to Know About Detox Diets

The term "detox diet" is thrown around a lot in this day and age, and especially around this time of year with New Year's resolutions and the desire to "cleanse" after a long holiday season. Many of these diets involve a period of fasting and/or a period of strict dieting, which often consists of raw …

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Snack Tips For Traveling

Almost everyone is traveling this time of year. Whether you're going back home for the holidays, visiting out-of-town relatives, or crashing with the in-laws, you've probably been in a car, bus, train, or plane recently. Choosing to go to college halfway across the country has made me all too familiar with the struggles of traveling. …

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Keeping an Eye on Ingredients

Recently, I had a bit of a wake up call regarding the ingredients in things that I buy. I've been purchasing almond milk and soy milk for years, and never really thought twice about the ingredients in them. But then I heard someone say that a lot of plant milks are made with an ingredient …

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6 Nutrition Experts Give Their Opinion on Collagen Peptides

There's been a lot of buzz lately about collagen peptides. Me being the curious nutrition student that I am, I wanted to learn more about what they are and why everyone is so interested in them. After doing some research, I felt like I understood a little bit more about what collagen peptides are. So …

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10 Ways to Combat Winter Blues

With daylight savings time ending and the needle on the temperature dial getting lower and lower, it's common for people to be feeling more down than usual. I know I've experienced it recently, and if you have too, keep reading. For this post, I'm focusing more on overall wellness rather than specifically nutrition. I want …

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3 Ridiculously Simple Thanksgiving Recipes

With Thanksgiving coming up this week, it can seem like an impossible task to eat healthy. It's undeniably more difficult, that's for sure. While it's certainly ok to treat yourself a bit during the holidays, it's important to make sure you're still eating nutrient-dense foods. Whether you're hosting this year or simply bringing a dish …

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Homemade Applesauce with No Added Sugar

It's finally starting to feel like fall here in Missouri. (We get a bit of a late start here, and I'm not a fan.) So I figured it was a fitting time to dust off my homemade applesauce recipe and share it with you! I love this recipe because it only has 3 ingredients, none …

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