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Tips to reduce your SUGAR intake

According to the Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee has cited sugar as one of the biggest health concerns and recommends that sugar make up 10% or less of our daily calorie intake. The American Heart Association recommends that no more than half of your daily discretionary calories comes from added sugars (about 6 teaspoons or 100 calories for women, and 9 teaspoons or 150 calories for men). The CDC reports that the average American eats between 13 and 20 teaspoons of added sugar a day (about 230 calories for women, and 335 for men).

While sugar is naturally found in foods like fruits and vegetables, this type has little effect on your blood sugar and is considered very healthy.

Fruits and vegetables also contain lots of healthy vitamins and minerals.

The danger is from added sugars in processed foods.

Here are just a few that sugar impacts:

  • Hormonal imbalances like PCOS and endometriosis

  • Low energy / fatigue

  • Excess belly fat

  • Problems sleeping

  • Depression, mood disorders

  • Skin issues, acne

  • And the list goes on….

Tips to limit your sugar intake:

By: Carol Aguirre MS, RD/LDN

Tempeh Burger with Vegan Pesto

Tempeh Burger with Vegan Pesto

Nutritious, protein-dense, vegan tempeh burgers. Topped with and a vegan pesto spread. Tempeh is nutritionally dense. Highly nutritious because of the fermentation process, and is packed with protein. The fermentation process binds soybeans into a cake form. It has a strong nutty flavor, holding its shaped when cooked, but absorbs other flavors easily. This fermented soy product is high in probiotics and wide array of vitamins ans minerals. Tempeh and other fermented foods help increase the amount of beneficial bacteria in the gut, which has huge effects on health!

We combined the tempeh in a food processor with sauteed vegetables to form a nutty delicious patty, you will thoroughly enjoy!

By: Carol Aguirre MS, RD/LDN

“What I eat in day”

Are the “What I Eat In A Day” Posts Promoting Healthy Relationships With Food?

As the holiday season rolls around,diets and stressing about what foods you're eating can bring upon unnecessary anxiety. What matters is that you're eating whole foods that nourish your body and are meeting your unique nutritional goals and needs. Read More.

By: Carol Aguirre MS, RD/LDN

How to Beat those sugar cravings!

Can you learn to beat sugar cravings for good? I’m sure many of you have experienced that 2pm crash when you can’t seem to keep your eyes open at your desk. When all you want is that sugar rush to get you through. There’s nothing more annoying when you’re trying to be healthy and all you can think about is chocolate in that vending machine! The worst part is, the more sugar we eat, the more sugar we want!  There are several reasons why sugar cravings occur so keep reading to learn how to finally beat sugar cravings!

By: Carol Aguirre MS, RD/LDN

Misleading Food Labels

Here’s a few simple tricks at the grocery store: 1. If the front of a package has multiple health claims, the product is probably not all that healthy. 2. Manufacturers love to heighten the appeal of highly processed foods by waving around health claims that are false. Frustrated? You’re not alone. Nearly 60% of consumers have a hard time understanding nutrition labels.

By: Carol Aguirre MS, RD/LDN