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The Surprising Truth About Your Coffee Habit

Q: I keep seeing new headlines about how coffee is actually good for you, and then experts talking about how to kick your coffee habit. Is coffee healthy?! A: I’m not sure why coffee is such a polarizing nutrition topic, but depending on what you read, your morning java is either quickly killing you or… Read This Entry »

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5 Easy Ways to Add Turmeric to Your Diet

Turmeric is a champion anti-inflammatory food. How can you harness its powerful, health-promoting strengths? You’ve got to find more ways to add turmeric to your diet. Before we get to those, a quick refresher on why you want to sprinkle this spice everywhere. Turmeric is filled with curcumin, a compound that acts as a powerful… Read This Entry »

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5 Surprising Factors that Affect Metabolism

Metabolism is one of those words many of us throw around without giving much thought to what it means or how it works. What is this elusive concept we blame for being “slow” (as we lounge at the beach instead of hitting the gym)? Put simply, metabolism is the process of converting the food (and… Read This Entry »

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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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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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7 Healthy Coffee Boosters to Use Instead of Sugar

If you’re cutting back on sugar and aren’t crazy about the alternatives, these healthy coffee boosters can help. Instead of sweetness, each option adds flavor and health benefits to your morning brew in a unique way. Maybe you crave creaminess and healthy fats in the AM? Or would prefer your java come with a little… 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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The Fastest Way to Lose Weight This Week

You’re searching high and low for the fastest way to lose weight this week. You’re in a panic. You’re stressing. You’re kicking yourself for eating pizza over the weekend and missing your Sunday morning hot yoga class because you were hungover.   Whether it’s for a date with the hot new guy at the office… 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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9 Effortless Red, White, and Blue 4th of July Recipes

4th of July recipes are special. Just ask Pinterest. It’s one of the few times a year that no matter your culinary skills, you’re bringing something somewhere or serving something somewhere because festivities are everywhere. And if that something is red, white, and blue, you get MAJOR cool points from pretty much all of America…. 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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How to Stop Bloating in 5 Easy Steps

Are you waking up feeling a little puffy? Do you need pliers to pull your rings off and an extra strength shoe horn to squeeze your feet into your new heels? Besides your waistline, you may notice a little bloat in your face, neck, fingers and ankles. You are retaining a layer of water just underneath… 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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How Do Sakara’s Whitney + Danielle Live a Nutritious Life?

Sakara co-founders Whitney Tingle and Danielle DuBoise grew up together in Sedona, Arizona, where they were exposed to the benefits of natural eating and holistic health from an early age.  (They were definitely not eating Stouffer’s Macaroni & Cheese like I was!) Danielle’s expertise in holistic nutrition, chemistry, and anthropology allowed her to think outside… Read This Entry »

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How Does Michele Promaulayko Live a Nutritious Life?

Michele Promaulayko is the Editor-in-Chief of Yahoo Health, a new digital magazine offering the latest need-to-know news and expert advice on health, fitness, nutrition, and wellness topics.  Previously,  she was for six years the Vice President/Editor-in-Chief of Women’s Health.  I have known Michele for seven years. First, as a colleague.  Then as a colleague and… 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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How to Stay Healthy All Summer In 4 Simple Steps

Summer Fridays. BBQ Saturdays. Sunday Fundays.  These are 3 very real things that may tempt you out of staying healthy while the weather is warm. But I’m gonna tell you how to stay healthy all summer long and keep your wellness trail blazing longer than dog days of summer. It’s easier than you might think! How… 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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Post-Natal Nutrition Tips

It’s been a tough 9 months, but you made it!  Good nutrition is critical in the post-natal period to help you recover and keep up with the demands of motherhood.  Now is the time to provide the best nutrition for you and your baby! Whether you are breastfeeding or bottle feeding, proper nutrition is important… 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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‘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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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 »