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Cooking with Cauliflower

Posted by Katherine Ancona
Katherine Ancona
Katherine Ancona is a Registered Dietitian for Whitsons Culinary Group. She received her Master’s Degree in Fo...
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on Wednesday, 05 July 2017
in Health & Nutrition
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It is officially summer time, which means that cauliflower is now in season. Here at Whitsons, we want to make sure that you get the most out of this amazing vegetable. Cauliflower is one of many vegetables in the species Brassica oleracea, in the Brassicaceae family which also includes cabbage, Br...
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The Benefits of…Chocolate?

Posted by Fooditude
Fooditude
Fooditude is a way of thinking…a way of acting. Fooditude emphasizes the importance of food, and your attitude...
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on Monday, 21 September 2015
in Health & Nutrition
Chocolate
Is it true? Could it be? Chocolate … healthy? Yes, it is!   Chocolate (dark chocolate, that is!) contains many naturally occurring ingredients; scientists have found over 300 so far!  You have probably heard of caffeine, but, there are many others with health benefits, such as antioxidants. Antio...
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The Fight Against Malnourishment

Posted by Fooditude
Fooditude
Fooditude is a way of thinking…a way of acting. Fooditude emphasizes the importance of food, and your attitude...
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on Monday, 13 January 2014
in School Nutrition Blog
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89% is a Failing Grade When it Comes to Nutrition Gaps This chart, based on findings by the Dietary Guidelines for Americans 2010, indicates that teenage girls (aged 12-19) are the most nutritionally deficient, up to 89% lacking in critical nutrients such as Calcium, Folate, Magnesium, Vitamin A, I...
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Love Your Heart ~ Get Heart Healthy!

Posted by Ryan Whitcomb, RD, CDN
Ryan Whitcomb, RD, CDN
Ryan Whitcomb, RD, CDN is part of the Whitsons team of nutritionists, where he serves as a Registered Dietitia...
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on Tuesday, 12 February 2013
in Health & Nutrition
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February is American Heart Month, so it’s the perfect time to talk about heart disease and how you can keep that all-important ticker of yours healthy and strong.   Did you know that heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women in this country? According to the Centers for D...
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Stop Cold and Flu with Elderberry Extract!

Posted by Laura Binder-Hines
Laura Binder-Hines
Laura Binder-Hines, MS, RD is a member of Whitsons' nutrition department as a Registered Dietitian. Laura, al...
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on Monday, 14 January 2013
in Health & Nutrition
elderberry
With winter now in full swing, so is cold and flu season. Everyone seems to have their own immune-boosting rituals to make sure they don’t get sick, including me. I personally take and recommend elderberry extract after having it recommended to me by many friends and my preceptors during my dietetic...
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A Toast to a Healthier New Year

Posted by Leslie Fazin
Leslie Fazin
Leslie Fazin is Whitsons' Senior Communications Associate. Leslie is responsible for coordinating proposals fo...
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on Monday, 31 December 2012
in Health & Nutrition
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Eat healthier. Exercise more. Sleep longer. Stress less. There's no greater time than the stroke of midnight to toast to a new year, filled with new beginnings. Before the clock strikes twelve, take a moment to consider which area (or areas) of your life could benefit from a little extra support and...
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To Drink or Not to Drink: Alkaline Water

Posted by Ryan Whitcomb, RD, CDN
Ryan Whitcomb, RD, CDN
Ryan Whitcomb, RD, CDN is part of the Whitsons team of nutritionists, where he serves as a Registered Dietitia...
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on Tuesday, 11 December 2012
in Health & Nutrition
alkaline water
Alkaline water seems to be the latest health craze sweeping the nation, and rightfully so.  With all the marketing behind it, it’s hard to avoid.  Proponents of alkaline water tout its many health benefits, from weight loss and clearer skin to decreased bone loss and increased immunity, as a reason ...
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Got Coconut Oil?

Posted by Jennifer Watson
Jennifer Watson
Jennifer has been with Whitsons for over 14 years as an integral part of the Sales and Marketing departments. ...
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on Sunday, 03 June 2012
in Health & Nutrition
cocooil1
I recently embarked on a new dietary journey, and along the way I have come to love coconut oil. How I have never happened upon this versatile wonder before, I don’t know; but now that I have, I am absolutely hooked.   And it’s not just the aroma that fills up my kitchen that is delightful. The mo...
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Got Coconut Oil?

Posted by Jennifer Watson
Jennifer Watson
Jennifer has been with Whitsons for over 14 years as an integral part of the Sales and Marketing departments. ...
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on Sunday, 03 June 2012
in Health & Nutrition
cocooil1
I recently embarked on a new dietary journey, and along the way I have come to love coconut oil. How I have never happened upon this versatile wonder before, I don’t know; but now that I have, I am absolutely hooked.   And it’s not just the aroma that fills up my kitchen that is delightful. The mo...
Hits: 8142 1 Comment
2 votes