Sodium, Low-Sodium or No Sodium? Which shall we choose?

Sodium.  It’s not just in your salt shaker… Sodium helps maintain the right balance of fluids in our bodies, influences the relaxation and contraction of muscles, and helps transmit nerve impulses.  However, too much sodium can be quite harmful to our health.  Surprisingly, most people eat too much sodium each and everyday without even realizing […]

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Who is Your Home's Nutritional Gatekeeper?

Who is your nutritional gatekeeper?  This gatekeeper is pretty much your “Personal Nutritionist”, it’s who prepares and purchases the food in your household.  These nutritional gatekeepers influence the foods we eat whether it’s a homemade meal, a child’s brown bagged lunch, on-the-go snacks, or what we order when dining out at restaurants.  Most of the time, we […]

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Protein

Protein is a component of food made up of amino acids (building blocks for major parts of a lean human body).  Amino Acids are crucial to the maintenance and daily regulation of our bodies.  Our bodies make our supply of amino acids, however, we also must get some from food.  As we all know, Protein comes in many different forms.  […]

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