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Active Common Nutrition Advice You Should Ignore

Common Nutrition Advice You Should Ignore

There is no shortage of nutrition advice out there. While some advice is sound, much of it—even the advice you hear repeated a lot—is either wrong or, at the very least, oversimplified and impractical. Here are four pieces of commonly given nutrition advice that you’ve probably heard, but should definitely ignore.

Active 5 Side Effects of Not Eating Enough Veggies

5 Side Effects of Not Eating Enough Veggies

If you’re like many adults, you can’t seem to eat enough veggies to meet the recommended daily intake (2 1/2 to 3 cups for adults). But in addition to missing out on health-promoting benefits, not eating enough vegetables means you may be at risk of experiencing some negative effects as well. Here are five common signs you may not be consuming enough veggies.

Nutrition Active Healthy Snacks You Should Make at Home

Healthy Snacks You Should Make at Home

If you try to eat healthfully most of the time, you could be inadvertently sabotaging yourself by choosing store-bought versions of healthy foods that are not, in fact, all that healthy. Avoid this common pitfall by making these four popular snacks at home, which are not only more nutritious, but also a lot more economical.

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5 Quick On-the-go Breakfasts

While all meals offer an important opportunity to provide the body with fuel and nutrients, research shows that those who eat breakfast are best able to maintain and achieve a healthy weight. Here are five simple, quick-to-make breakfasts that are rich in nutrients and a great way to start the day off on a healthy note.

Active Natural Sugars vs Processed Sugars: Is There a Difference?

Natural Sugars vs Processed Sugars: Is There a Difference?

Confused about the differences between natural and processed sugars? You aren’t alone. The Nutrition Twins, who hear this question all the time from their clients, explain the similarities and differences between natural and processed sugars, and offer tips on reducing sugar highs and lows, as well as recipes for two delicious fruit-based desserts.

Active 5 Plant-Based Foods That Help Promote Weight Loss

5 Plant-Based Foods That Help Promote Weight Loss

A growing body of research confirms the benefits of eating more plant-based meals. Check out these five superstar plant-based foods that rock when it comes to weight loss—and that you should include in your diet regardless of whether or not you follow a plant-based diet.

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The Fermented Food Frenzy

Probiotics are the good, “friendly” bacteria that your body needs to crowd out the harmful bacteria that naturally exist in your digestive tract. While you can consume probiotics in pill form, fermented foods are a great, natural food source of these healthy bacteria. Learn which fermented foods contain the most probiotics and how you can start adding them to your diet.

Active Healthier Cookie Recipes—All the Flavor Without All the Guilt

Healthier Cookie Recipes—All the Flavor Without All the Guilt

If you’re looking for holiday treats that are a little healthier than the usual fare, here are three of The Nutrition Twins’ most popular lightened-up holiday cookie creations.

Nutrition Active Healthy and Innovative Recipes for Your Thanksgiving Leftovers

Healthy and Innovative Recipes for Your Thanksgiving Leftovers

Looking for tips on how to use up those Thanksgiving leftovers in new and delicious ways? The Nutrition Twins offer up their favorite recipes for repurposing Thanksgiving Day leftovers and creating meals your family will love.

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Delicious Water Infusions

Did you know that as little as 2% dehydration can have a significantly harmful impact on exercise performance? If you have a hard time drinking enough water each day, water infusions are a great way to help you drink more. Easy to make, these water-infusion recipes are both delicious and nutritious.

Active 3 Healthy Power Breakfasts to Keep You Fueled

3 Healthy Power Breakfasts to Keep You Fueled

What’s the secret to breakfast satisfaction? Energy-revving carbohydrates that contain fiber (to keep you feeling full for longer and blood sugar stable), along with adequate protein, which takes longer to digest and prevents blood sugar from crashing. Here are three easy-to-make, delicious breakfasts that feature this winning formula.

Nutrition Active Best Ways to Get Your Iron Levels Healthy

Best Ways to Get Your Iron Levels Healthy

If your iron levels are low, you may be feeling sluggish and find it difficult to muster up the strength or energy to get through a workout. The Nutrition Twins explain why iron is so important and what you can do to boost your iron intake.

Nutrition Active 5 Food Tricks to Boost Your Mood

5 Food Tricks to Boost Your Mood

If you’ve got the summertime blues (or the blues at any time of year, for that matter), don’t fear—these mood-boosting food secrets can help put a little extra pep in your step.

Active 6 Ways to Eat Healthy on a Shoestring Budget

6 Ways to Eat Healthy on a Shoestring Budget

Eating healthfully doesn’t have to break the bank. The Nutrition Twins offer up six easy ways to purchase wholesome foods while also drastically cutting your grocery budget.

Nutrition Active 3 Trendy Foods That Live Up to the Hype

3 Trendy Foods That Live Up to the Hype

The Nutrition Twins usually advise their clients to avoid diet trends like the Cabbage Soup Diet and the Master Cleanse because they aren’t worth the hype. However, when it comes to trendy foods, some are absolutely worth integrating into your regular eating repertoire. Here are three trendy foods that pack such a nutritional punch that they’re worth including in your diet.

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Foods to Help Recover From a Hangover

When drinking alcohol, just as with eating, at times you may overindulge despite your best intentions. And if you do, it’s quite likely you’ll end up with a hangover, which will make you crave unhealthy foods to soothe it. This spells a disaster for your waistline and your next workout. If you find yourself with a hangover, the Nutrition Twins have the advice you need to get over it quickly and back to your usual workouts.

Nutrition Active 5 Nutrition Mistakes to Avoid This Summer

5 Nutrition Mistakes to Avoid This Summer

The last thing you want to do when the sun is out and you’re on vacation is to worry about what you eat and if you’re sabotaging your diet. But here’s the good news: Summer eating doesn’t have to be stressful. Here are five common nutrition mistakes that most of us are guilty of making at times, and easy ways to fix them so you don’t have to stress this summer.

Active 3 Spring Veggies to Spring Clean Your Body

3 Spring Veggies to Spring Clean Your Body

One of the best ways to feel lighter and refresh your body for spring is by eating plenty of health-enhancing vegetables that prevent cell damage and that truly help the body to turnover older cells and bring on the newer ones. Here are three spring veggies to help keep your body healthy and operating at peak performance, along with some recipes so you can enjoy the best offerings of the season.

Active 3 Healthy Snack Swaps to Add Variety to Your Diet

3 Healthy Snack Swaps to Add Variety to Your Diet

If you’re trying to up your nutritional game without sacrificing efficiency when in a time crunch, making dietary swaps at snack time is a good place to start because these foods don’t require the investment of creating a whole new meal. The following three foods may be slightly off your radar, but they are fun, healthy and easy to add into your dietary repertoire.

Active Healthy Winter Drinks to Boost Your Immunity

Healthy Winter Drinks to Boost Your Immunity

If you enjoy being toasty and cozy while sipping on warm wintertime favorites, here are some tips for choosing beverages that not only taste delicious, but will also help to boost your immunity and fight off pesky winter colds and flus.

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