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SugarRecipes & Nutrition

Sugar

Americans eat more sugar now than any time in history. Our society commonly accepts sugar as a staple even in
How to Stay Away from Fad DietsRecipes & Nutrition

How to Stay Away from Fad Diets

We’ve all heard it before, but it’s the truth – if a diet or weight loss product sounds too good
When It Comes to Buying Organic Your Guide to: the Dirty Dozen and the Clean 15Recipes & Nutrition

When It Comes to Buying Organic Your Guide to: the Dirty Dozen and the Clean 15

Should I buy organic for my family and myself?  Yes! Five (5) servings of fruits and veggies per day (as
Shake, shake, shake, Your Booty… Not the Salt Shaker!Recipes & Nutrition

Shake, shake, shake, Your Booty… Not the Salt Shaker!

Most Americans consume way too much salt. Salt, or more specifically sodium (which is 40% of salt), is necessary for
Cappuccino or MacchiatoRecipes & Nutrition

Cappuccino or Macchiato

Today when you want a cup of coffee, it isn’t always simple. There are options that run the gamut, many
Are Restaurant Salads Really Healthy?Recipes & Nutrition

Are Restaurant Salads Really Healthy?

Ordering a salad at a restaurant seems like a good way to “eat healthy.” Here’s the deal: restaurants aren’t in
The Small StuffRecipes & Nutrition

The Small Stuff

Some of you jazz fans out there probably know the Charleston-based quartet called “Gradual Lean.” If you don’t, you should.
Part 2: Beware of Holiday Pitfalls!Recipes & Nutrition

Part 2: Beware of Holiday Pitfalls!

In our previous post, Roper St. Francis Dietician Amy Mendez offered some sane reasoning to counter some of the all-or-nothing
Beware of Holiday Pitfalls!Recipes & Nutrition

Beware of Holiday Pitfalls!

Now that Thanksgiving leftovers are all gone and the hectic, crazy holiday season is upon us, it’s a good time
Greek Yogurt: Greek Yogurt Substitutions and AdditionsRecipes & Nutrition

Greek Yogurt: Greek Yogurt Substitutions and Additions

Greek yogurt is a great substitution in many recipes. The live cultures are destroyed when heated but you still get
Greek Yogurt: Using Plain Greek YogurtRecipes & Nutrition

Greek Yogurt: Using Plain Greek Yogurt

When purchasing Greek yogurt always look for brands that list “live active cultures” on the label to maximize the health
Quinoa: A Super FoodRecipes & Nutrition

Quinoa: A Super Food

Alex Appel, clinical dietitian for Roper St. Francis Bariatric and Metabolic Services, offers a healthy alternative to the popular –
Super Foods for Spring!Recipes & Nutrition

Super Foods for Spring!

Eat well, feel great and get ready for expending more energy outside this spring and summer with this list of
Coconut CrazeRecipes & Nutrition

Coconut Craze

With new coconut craze it is easy to get caught in it.  Everything from coconut water to coconut oil is