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Should You Be Drinking Alkaline Water?

Q: I’ve heard more alkaline water is better for my health. Should I spend the extra money to buy bottled water with higher alkalinity? A:  “Alkaline water” is now everywhere. Many companies print the pH level on the bottle and then claim that their water—and theirs alone—will change your life (at a price premium). My… Read This Entry »

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The Plant-Based Milk Primer

If the “Got Milk?” campaign ran today, many people would answer that question with a resounding no. But while the white mustache look may have gone out of style, plant-based milks are more popular than ever. RELATED: Why Whole Milk Is Better Than Skim And whatever the reason you’ve decided to ditch dairy—from forgoing FODMAPs… Read This Entry »

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Should You Drink Water During Meals?

Q: I’ve heard it’s a bad idea to drink water during meals, but I know hydration is important overall. What’s your position? A: Hydration is one of my favorite topics, and I encourage you to be sipping on H2O 24-7—that includes water during meals. The rumor that you should skip fluids while you eat comes… Read This Entry »

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The Formula for Healthy Smoothie Recipes

People are always asking me for healthy smoothie recipes. And of course, there are MILLIONS of combinations you can throw together with whatever you have in your kitchen at the time, and there are so many delicious recipes out there to try! But I have a go to formula that is perfect for adjusting to… Read This Entry »

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No Fail Ways to Become a Green Juice Pro

  So many people assume green juice is not for them. They claim they don’t like vegetables. They fear it won’t be yummy. The color is off-putting. Sipping something you normally use a fork for is just…weird. And die hard green juicers seem nutritionally elite, right? Willing to compromise their taste buds in the name… Read This Entry »

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NA Challenge: Drink Water (64 Ounces!) Every Day

We want to follow your drinking progress! Don’t forget to #NutritiousAbundance #DrinkUp and tag @keriglassman so we can check out what you are drinking! Ahhh….water!  Your body is about 60% water.  Yes, this means your skin, muscles, and brain are mostly water, making proper hydration key to a healthy body.  Good ol’ H2O is the… Read This Entry »

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How to Lose Weight With One Simple Change

I’m going to tell you how to lose weight, but we aren’t gonna talk about what you eat. Well, not yet, anyway. We’re gonna talk about what you drink. Beverage sales are through the roof all over the country. You see a coffee drink in every hand on your commute daily, energy drinks fuel a decent portion of… Read This Entry »

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Activated Charcoal: Should We Be Chugging It?

  by Molly Rieger, RD, NLC and Leah Silberman, MS, RD, NLC Activated charcoal seems to be the latest fad in the juice world. This “black magic” is being marketed as a powerful agent that helps you detox, fights bloat, whitens teeth, aids in digestion, and maybe even cures hangovers.  But before jumping on the charcoal… Read This Entry »

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3 Summer Cocktails You Need in Your Hand

Summer screams for a cold one at the ball game, a glass of rose al fresco and sexy summer cocktails on the rooftop. By this time in the season, you’ve probably found a cocktail in your hand more than once or twice (or multiply that by the number that makes sense for you) and you’re… Read This Entry »

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CAN DO: Teatime Challenge

  Every #MotivationMonday I’m challenging you to bring out a slightly better version of YOU…by Friday. This week I am challenging you to drink two cups of unsweetened green tea each day.  Tea is the second most slurped beverage (second only to water) in the world and if you are not partaking, well, it’s about… Read This Entry »

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Why drinking calories make us fat faster

There is unbelievable hype over caloric drinks these days. We know that drinking sweetened beverages is linked to a heavier weight. Bloomberg is trying to limit serving sizes in NYC, the vending machines in schools are under fire yet beverage sales are through the roof at coffee shops all over the country. You see a… Read This Entry »

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Labor of (Self) Love

Some people are really into the New Year’s resolution thing, but I’m not a huge believer in the once a year promises – I try to make small goals for myself and work at them often. While I try to start each year fresh, Labor Day really inspires me to reevaluate what I want from… Read This Entry »

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Green Tea On-The-Go

Oh that blistering heat of summer…It encourages us to drink up all kinds of beverages! But, we shouldn’t drink to simply to stay hydrated; drinks can be healthy too. Beverages like coffee, wine and certain teas allow us to add loads of antioxidants into our diets. As a reminder, antioxidants scavenge our bodies for cell-damaging free radicals, helping… Read This Entry »

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Non-Alcoholic Wine Can Make a Happier Hour!

What happens when happy hour turns into happy hours? A study from Brigham and Women’s Hospital found that one glass of wine might help prevent women from gaining weight.  Caveat: more is not better, as multiple glasses can have the opposite affect. If you are starting to spend the  warm, breezy Friday evenings on your… Read This Entry »

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Water can be sexy!

Our bodies are up to 75% water.  One of the most common reasons people are sluggish in the afternoon is due to dehydration.  If we don’t drink enough water, we become tired, and our bodies really slow down: we don’t even metabolize food properly!  It is a must to get your water in and there… Read This Entry »

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Slim Calm Sexy Waters!

Water is so important to me that I came up with 3 water varieties in my latest book Slim Calm Sexy Diet. Slim Calm Sexy Waters Slimming Water For a blazing boost to your metabolism, add a dash of cayenne pepper for a kick of energy and spice. Calming Water To keep your cool when… Read This Entry »

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Quench your Thirst this Spring

As the weather starts to heat up and the daylight increases, we’re able to spend more time outdoors. The midday mochachino we used all winter to warm us up and keep us energized just doesn’t have the same appeal. Water is what we really crave – and it does more than quench our thirst. Studies… Read This Entry »

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Go Green for St. Patty’s Day!

With St. Patrick’s Day right around the corner, who is not looking to don that green and get into the spirit? This year, instead of kegs and eggs, begin your day with a greens juice. Grab your favorite greens (and even your not-so-favorite ones as juicing can help disguise the taste) and toss them in… Read This Entry »

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Flavored Coffee

Nothing beats the smell of freshly brewed coffee in the morning. Mmmmm…I’ve been known to even bring my a.m. Joe to the gym with me (it’s been shown that having a cup about 15 minutes before working out increases endurance and helps burn fat.Enough for me to justify it!).  I like to brew my own… Read This Entry »

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Nutrition in the USA: A Look Back 2011

This year has been full of jaw dropping headlines all around the world. The nutrition world definitely did not fall short of controversial topics and hot buzz debates. Whether it was Dr. Oz’s shocking report about arsenic in apple juice or the battle among researchers in relation to the safety of dietary supplements, 2011 has… Read This Entry »

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Winter Drinks

Drink up For most of us, holidays mean family fun and lots of delicious and not always so nutritious treats.  A Grande Starbucks Gingerbread Latte has 320 calories and 37g of sugar, a large Dunkin Donuts Hot Apple Cider has 260 calories and 66g of sugar, and a McDonalds Peppermint Hot Chocolate has 410 calories… Read This Entry »

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October 2011 Drink Up

There are as many ways to fit fruits and veggies into your glass as there are on your plate. From carrot, apple, ginger juice to all greens juices, it is time to get creative with your blender. According to University of California researchers, 7 out of 10 Americans fail to meet the minimum U.S. Dietary… Read This Entry »

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Start Your Weekend With a Toast – Organic Wine!

Organic products are getting more popular all the time, as people are learning about the health benefits of cleaner farming – and wine is no exception. It is estimated that we’re buying about 17 percent more organic wine every year, as more and more tempting options become available. Choosing organic wine is actually a little… Read This Entry »

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Apples are back in full swing! A crunchy September classic, apples contains mega doses of vitamin C, other antioxidants and fiber. A study found that women who consumed apples were less likely to suffer from cardiovascular problems due to the heart healthy effects of a high fiber diet and antioxidant rich foods. Lucky us, back… Read This Entry »

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Cool Down With Ice Cubes

As the temperature rises outside, it seems as though we are throwing ice cubes in everything! From a morning pick-me-up coffee to a refreshing afternoon herbal tea to a daily dose of water, ice cubes play a central role in our summertime plight to cool down.  These hydrating jewels are often underappreciated so we are… Read This Entry »

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AUGUST 2011: DRINK UP

‘Tis the season of….beer? Yes, it’s the season of the summertime brew. With beer gardens gaining popularity and outdoor happy hours a must during the steamy days of August, many of us like to indulge in a seasonal beer. From wheat ales to sweet pilsners to classic pale ales, we find ourselves ditching traditional light… Read This Entry »

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8 Pillars of a Nutritious Life

Have you ever wondered what Nutritious Life really is? “Nutritious Life” is a new way of looking at nutrition.  It reaches beyond a good diet and takes a whole person approach to health, wellness and beauty.  We teach people to listen to their bodies and empower them with the support and tools they need to… Read This Entry »

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JULY 2011: DRINK UP

Heading to a pool party and looking to show off that hard earned bikini bod? Since research shows that bloating affects up to 30% of the population, reducing that belly bloat is top of mind for many of us this bathing suit season. Instead of downing a carbonated beer, which can cause bloating, try sipping a… Read This Entry »

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June 2011: Drink Up

Achu! Yup, we know the deal, allergy season has reared its ugly head again. But don’t fret, research shows that some of the drinks already in your fridge might do the trick. Quercetin, a natural compound found in red wine and black tea, works as an anti-inflammatory and decreases histamine production. Make a pitcher of… Read This Entry »

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Memorial Day BBQ Tips

Whoever said the summer was an easier time to eat healthy was clearly not living a very social life! Although you are more apt to show some skin in the summer you are also more apt to drink, eat and socialize! I find the summer to be the most challenging time to “go light” with… Read This Entry »

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May 2011: Drink Up

May marks the peak harvest season for a multitude of herbs and spices, including basil. Fragrant and delicious, basil is full of surprising health benefits. Basil contains vitamin K, iron and calcium. It can also act as a mild anti-bacterial agent thanks to a small amount of volatile oils. NLT: Tiny and delicate, basil has… Read This Entry »

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Lara’s Pregnancy Myths Un-Mythed

Lara, our veteran Nutritious Life registered dietitian, new client coordinator and rock star mom spoke at a Big City Moms event recently and wanted to share some of the myths she discussed for those of you who didn’t get to attend. A few words from Lara… What fun I had speaking to a beautiful group… Read This Entry »

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Shamrock Foods

St. Patty’s Day and healthy eating don’t traditionally go hand in hand as this day is all about indulging – overindulging – for most. But, many of these traditional St. Patrick’s Day foods are actually loaded with antioxidants and can be very beneficial to your health. As we discuss, often, antioxidants combat free radical damage… Read This Entry »

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March 2011: Drink Up

No March would be complete without a proper St. Patty’s Day celebration! If beer makes you feel full, single malt whiskey may be your next best bet. Whiskey contains ellagic acid, a compound also found in fruit that has powerful antioxidant properties. That said, alcohol in moderation is the key here because just as whiskey… Read This Entry »

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Spring Break Cocktails

Spring break is just around the corner and visions of sipping cocktails in the sun may already be playing in your mind. We have some thirst-quenching alcoholic treats to share that are lower in calories than the traditional varieties and spiked with a little antioxidant love. Sick of studying? Our cocktails are so simple that… Read This Entry »

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February 2011: Drink Up

  Even though the holidays are long behind us, you don’t need to put away the bubbly… Keep the celebrations going on February 14th with a couple flutes of champagne. Recent studies show that champagne can help protect against Alzheimer’s, stroke and Parkinson’s disease. So what’s the secret? Champagne contains polyphenols, antioxidants that work as… Read This Entry »

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Party Punch

Ingredients: 6 cups steeped green tea, cooled to room temperature 1 cup champagne 1 cup 100% cranberry juice 2 limes 1 red grapefruit 2 navel oranges Directions: Mix tea, champagne, and cranberry juice in a large pitcher or punch bowl. Slice limes, grapefruit, and oranges into thin wedges. Reserve one sliced orange for garnishing glasses…. Read This Entry »

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Drink Up (October 2010)

In honor of Oktoberfest, let’s get down to beer basics. While this Munich-based festival is heavy on the booze, new studies show that beer (in moderation of course) might not be so bad after all. Research shows that silicon, an ingredient found in dark beer, promotes bone density by aiding in the absorption of calcium… Read This Entry »

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Drink Up (September 2010)

Acidic foods, like that AM cup of coffee, can be especially difficult on the stomach. If you’re one of many with food intolerances, you’ve probably dealt with symptoms ranging from mild discomfort to full-blown heartburn. Having tummy trouble, but can’t imagine a morning without your cup of Joe? We found the perfect product for your… Read This Entry »