bowls of vegan protein sources
Health, News, Nutrition

4 Questions and Answers About Protein

All calories come from four places in our diets: carbohydrates, fat, protein and alcohol. In the 1990s, low-fat diets and foods were everywhere you turned and, more recently, carbs have come under fire. Protein never seems to get much negative attention and is often proudly boasted on many food labels. Some coffee and smoothie shops even offer the option of…

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Garden of Weedin’

This past weekend was a painful reminder of how important it is to always have basic first aid supplies on hand. While pulling weeds in my garden, I accidentally rolled off of a loose landscaping block and tumbled to the pavement below. Fortunately, I didn’t break anything and didn’t require stitches (plus it got me out of doing additional yard…

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Health, Lifestyle

5 Tips for Celebrating Safely This Summer

After being apart for nearly a year, I’m excited to finally visit my sister and celebrate her birthday. As we anxiously plan for the safest way to celebrate, my mind is filled with questions like, should we hug? Will other people around? Will everyone respect the six-feet-apart rule? I don’t want my constant swirl of thoughts to overshadow the happiness…

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Health, News, Nutrition, Wellness

TOPS Focuses on Nutrition Month with 7 Food & Wellness Must-Reads

This week, I’m excited to once again have TOPS Publication Specialist Taylor Patton as my special guest blogger. National Nutrition Month® is back! Created by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, this annual campaign keeps nutrition top of mind by helping people make healthy and informed food choices. The 2020 theme, “Eat Right, Bite by Bite,” promotes the message that…

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