Keri Glassman’s Nutritious Life Blog

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Should You Be Using Organic Tampons?

Organic tampons used to occupy a dusty spot on the drugstore shelf, inspiring questions like, “But…do they work?” (And who wants to take that risk?) Now, there are lots of companies turning better menstrual products into major modern brands by making them with healthy materials, chic packaging, and sometimes a bigger mission. First, a little… Read This Entry »

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How to Do No-Impact Cardio Like a Ballerina

What the heck is ballet cardio? It’s one simplified way Jillian Dreusike explains her fitness method, Allongee, which she created as an undergraduate student (and dancer!) in Philadelphia. The workout is now popular in Philly, and there are also pop-up classes in New York City (with an eye toward expansion there). “We tend to call… Read This Entry »

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The 411 on Flavanols

Created in partnership with CocoaVia. You know about the importance of antioxidants and vitamin B12, but you may not have heard about the health benefits of flavanols. These compounds are one of the reasons cocoa (in its pure, non-sugary form!) is considered by many to be a health food (thanks, flavanols!). So, we’re guessing you… Read This Entry »

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The Healthiest Packaged Pizza Crusts

Despite the fact that it’s incredibly convenient and often satisfies your inner hungry child, frozen pizza isn’t exactly a health food. Take the healthiest packaged pizza crusts and pile them with veggies before you put them in the oven, however, and now you’re onto something. While they’re no match for a bed of greens or… Read This Entry »

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3 Tips to Eat Healthier and Spend Less

Think it’s impossible to eat organic food on a budget? It may not be easy, but it’s definitely doable. In this video from the A Little Bit Better series—which focuses on small yet meaningful habit changes—Keri explains how you can get started. While organic foods can be a lot more expensive than their conventional counterparts… Read This Entry »

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Diets Decoded: The Anti-Candida Diet

Is the Anti-Candida Diet healthy? We’re going to let you in on a little secret. Most popular healthy diets that are touted for weight loss—from Paleo to Mediterranean and vegetarian—share many of the same basic principles. All involve eating whole foods (as opposed to packaged and processed) and filling your plate with quality sources of… Read This Entry »

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The Best Spots for Healthy Ice Cream in NYC

Sure, Pinkberry’s fro-yo has fewer calories than a Mister Softee cone, but there are much better options for healthy ice cream (okay, healthier) in New York City if you know where to look. (And you know we’re all about conscious indulgences as part of a healthy lifestyle.) Instead of going low-fat and using artificial sweeteners and… Read This Entry »

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What Every Woman Needs to Know About PCOS

Thanks to the Internet and real life stories from celebrities like Lena Dunham and Padma Lakshmi, more people are familiar with the hormone imbalance known as PCOS (Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome). These days PCOS is estimated to affect 5-10% of women of childbearing age, with 30% of all women exhibiting some symptoms of PCOS. Reports indicate that PCOS is… Read This Entry »

Michelle-Rubinstein For the Pro

How Community Helps This Healthy Entrepreneur Succeed

Michelle Rubinstein knows how to hustle and make things happen on her own. While getting her master’s degree in nutrition and education and teaching cooking classes, she co-founded Little Patches, a New York City-based baby clothing and accessories company. But before that, when deciding her next career move, she enrolled in The Nutrition School, and… Read This Entry »

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5 Smart Tips to Get Kids to Eat Healthy

Your little ones might be overeaters, undereaters, picky eaters, or sugar obsessed. Whatever their hang ups, they’re likely not begging for kale salad—and most parents have a hard time teaching kids healthy eating habits. (You’re not alone!) While you may not be able to get them to believe roasted sweet potatoes are just as delicious… Read This Entry »

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7 Libido-Boosting Foods for Better Sex

Research has shown all kinds of habits lead to great sex, from regular exercise to simply being nice. But your diet arguably has the biggest effect on how your body functions, so why not add libido-boosting foods to your plate to keep your sex drive happily humming? We’re not just talking about things that put… Read This Entry »

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Diets Decoded: The Whole30

Is The Whole30 diet healthy? We’re going to let you in on a little secret. Most popular healthy diets that are touted for weight loss—from Paleo to Mediterranean and vegetarian—share many of the same basic principles. All involve eating whole foods (as opposed to packaged and processed) and filling your plate with quality sources of… Read This Entry »

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Can Cheese Be Part of a Healthy Diet?

Q: I’ve seen a lot of conflicting information on whether cheese can be part of healthy diet. Overall, is cheese healthy? A: This is a great question, since a lot has changed over the years in terms of what we know about cheese and the nutrients it provides. My short answer is that you can… Read This Entry »

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Can You Catch Up on Hours of Lost Sleep?

Q: I’ve heard the term “sleep debt” but have seen conflicting headlines on whether or not it can be repaid. If I miss a lot of sleep during the week, will sleeping in on the weekends counteract the health risks? A: Most of my clients over the years have had more sleep debt than they… Read This Entry »

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3 Overlooked Nutrients To Add to Your Diet Now

Everyone’s always talking about how vitamin B12 deficiency leads to energy issues or how most people don’t get enough vitamin D. But there’s a whole universe of nutrients you likely never think about. Generally, that’s okay. If you’re eating a variety of whole foods including lots of diverse fruits and vegetables, you’re likely getting most… Read This Entry »

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5 Foods That Prevent Acne Naturally

Clear skin involves hydration, proper cleansing, and many other practices, but preventing the pimples we all despise also starts on your plate. That’s right, acne-fighting foods do exist. No, adding them to your regular diet won’t be like waving a magic wand over your every zit and watching them immediately disappear. But these foods, listed… Read This Entry »

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The 7 Healthiest Frozen Foods at Trader Joe’s

TJ’s freezer section is pretty legendary thanks to the incredible selection and low prices, but to find the healthiest frozen foods at Trader Joe’s? You need a little help. To be clear, we want to encourage cooking fresh meals whenever you can, but life is busy and having nutritious, frozen, when-all-else-fails options on hand is… Read This Entry »