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If your fitness enthusiast, or just want the facts on good nutrition so you can make heathy choices, you can read all about the latest in nutrition news here. ACE Fit offers nutritional research, recipes, diet tips, and many other ways to help you eat healthy. And you can can read about it all in one place!

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What You Need to Know About Low-glycemic Foods

posted: 11/19/2015 12:00:00 AM   by: Gina Crome

What are low-glycemic foods and do they offer potential nutritional benefits? Registered dietitian and ACE Certified Personal Trainer and Health Coach Gina Crome explains why you may want to take advantage of these foods.

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Replace Coffee With These Energy-Boosting Drinks

posted: 11/18/2015 12:00:00 AM   by: The Nutrition Twins

Coffee has lots of proven health benefits, but not everyone enjoys the taste of coffee (without lots of cream and sugar, anyway) or how caffeine makes them feel. The Nutrition Twins offer up four satisfying alternatives to your morning cup of coffee that will leave you feeling healthy and refreshed.

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Dead vs. Alive Foods

posted: 11/11/2015 12:00:00 AM   by: U Rock Girl!

A steady diet of processed, chemical-rich foods have left many Americans struggling with obesity, diabetes and high blood pressure, among other things. But it doesn’t have to be this way. Learn why ditching the dead (processed) food for a diet rich in “alive” (fresh, whole) foods will put you on the path to better health.

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5 Foods That Aid Digestion

posted: 11/4/2015 12:00:00 AM   by: Gina Crome

Most of us know that the human body needs to eat to replenish energy, and that eating the wrong foods can cause health problems and even indigestion. Conversely, we may also overlook certain foods that may help our bodies function better. Learn which foods work together to not only improve digestion, but also to keep harmful bacteria moving through your system.

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Eat This, Not That: The Halloween Edition

posted: 10/28/2015 12:00:00 AM   by: The Nutrition Twins

Remember when you were a kid and went trick-or-treating and spent the next week in a sugar coma from all the candy you consumed without a second thought? These days, most of us are aware of the hazards of eating too much sugar—but that doesn’t mean we don’t want to indulge now and then. The Nutrition Twins have compiled some helpful strategies to help you prevent Halloween from giving your waistline a scare.

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How to Incorporate Pumpkin into Your Meal Plans

posted: 10/21/2015 12:00:00 AM   by: Katie Ferraro

Loaded with nutrients and flavor, pumpkins are a great way to enjoy the best tastes of the season. Even if you’re not up for peeling, seeding and chopping up your own pumpkin to make a puree, you can still enjoy the benefits and flavors by choosing healthy canned varieties. Here are some great tips—and a delicious recipe—for incorporating pumpkin in to your meal plans.

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Top Dietitians Share Their Favorite Weight-loss Foods

posted: 10/14/2015 12:00:00 AM   by: The Nutrition Twins

Have you ever wondered which food are best for making weight loss easier? Although there is no single best food, many foods do actually help to promote a healthy weight loss. Here are the recommendations from some of the top dietitians in the country, along with our favorite pick, to help make your weight-loss journey a little easier.

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5 Things You Can Do to Avoid Getting Hangry

posted: 10/9/2015 12:00:00 AM   by: Allison Hagendorf

Have you ever been “hangry”? Caused by your endocrine system, hanger is the dreaded combination of hunger and anger that makes it impossible to function normally or think clearly. The good news is that hanger is very preventable. Here are five things you can do to keep the hanger pains at bay.

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4 Steps to Make the Switch to a Plant-Based Diet Less Daunting

posted: 10/6/2015 12:00:00 AM   by: The Nutrition Twins

You know that eating more fruits and vegetables is good for you, but it can be daunting to think about cutting out meat and making the switch to a more plant-based diet. The good news: You don’t have to give up meat altogether to eat healthier. If you’re considering transitioning to eating more vegetables and less meat, this four-step guide can help make the process much more manageable.

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5 Tips for Avoiding the Freshman 15

posted: 9/28/2015 12:00:00 AM   by: Justin Smith

For most freshmen, college is the first experience with living away from home, and it can be overwhelming and lead to stress, anxiety and depression, which are all associated with over-eating, alcohol consumption and poor decision making. To help you avoid using unhealthy behaviors as a way to cope with the stresses of college, here are some great tips on how to resist temptation, improve self-efficacy and proactively lead a healthy lifestyle.

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What You Need to Know About High Fructose Corn Syrup

posted: 9/23/2015 12:00:00 AM   by: Gina Crome

High fructose corn syrup (HFCS) has been linked to several health issues, including type 2 diabetes and obesity. Here are the facts on HFCS and how it compares to other sweeteners in terms of its effects on overall health.

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Everything You Need to Know About Matcha Tea

posted: 9/16/2015 12:00:00 AM   by: The Nutrition Twins

Often trendy foods do not live up to their hype. But matcha tea does. From the ability to create mental alertness and provide a healthy dose of antioxidants, it’s easy to see why we gravitate to this hot food product.

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5 Signs You May Have an Unhealthy Relationship with Food

posted: 9/10/2015 12:00:00 AM   by: Gina Crome

Food often represents more than a source of fuel for the body. For many, it’s a relationship often tied to feelings, emotions and events.

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5 Quick and Healthy Breakfasts

posted: 9/9/2015 12:00:00 AM   by: U Rock Girl!

Too busy for breakfast? The key to starting your mornings off right is planning a healthy breakfast the night before. Here are some healthy and delicious breakfast options that will help jumpstart your metabolism and fuel your body and brain for the morning.

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9 Tips to Help You Control Your Portions

posted: 8/19/2015 12:00:00 AM   by: The Nutrition Twins

If you’ve eaten out at a restaurant lately, you know that portions sizes are huge, especially compared to those served just a few decades ago. For many of us, this has skewed our perception of what a normal portion size should look like. Here are some easy tips and strategies for controlling both your portions and your food intake.

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5 Fiber Foods You Can’t Live Without

posted: 8/18/2015 12:00:00 AM   by: Katie Ferraro

Did you know that the typical American eats only about half the recommended amount of fiber each day? Most of us should be consuming about 30 grams of fiber each day, and with these five tasty, high-fiber foods, that goal is well within reach.

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Summer Produce Finds

posted: 8/12/2015 12:00:00 AM   by: Katie Ferraro

Summer is peak season for fresh produce. If you’re a fruit or vegetable lover, the year’s hottest months are the time to cash in on nature’s nutritious bounty. Here are a few ways you can get your hands on fresh, in-season produce, along with some simple recipes that are both delicious and nutritious.

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A 4th Of July Meal That Won’t Sabotage Your Diet

posted: 7/1/2015 12:00:00 AM   by: The Nutrition Twins

Looking for some healthy alternatives to the typical 4th of July barbecue fair? The Nutrition Twins explain why choosing red, white and blue foods can help you stick to your healthy food plan while also enjoying the best the season has to offer. Check out these fantastic recipes that will have you and your friends and family celebrating all day long.

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The Best Thing You Can Do After A Workout

posted: 6/24/2015 12:00:00 AM   by: Kelley Vargo

Refueling quickly after a workout can help you maximize your body’s ability to build lean muscle mass, prevent muscle breakdown and restore the cell’s energy reserves. Learn how to effectively refuel to get the most out of your workouts and prepare your body for your next exercise session.

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Energizing Breakfast Ideas

posted: 6/23/2015 12:00:00 AM   by: U Rock Girl!

Many people claim they are too busy to eat breakfast, but skipping out on this important meal can set you up for low energy and cravings later in the day. Preparing a healthy breakfast that fuels your body and brain doesn’t have to be complicated or time-intensive. Check out these tasty ideas for quickly preparing well-balanced breakfasts that will help get your day off to a great start.

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