Raw multi-colored small potatoes in ceramic bowl on wood

The potato was once celebrated. The powerful Inca civilization was the first to cultivate potatoes around 8,000 BC to 5,000 B.C. Although potatoes were being produced along the coast of northern Spain by the endREAD MORE

1-Halloween Boxes in Web

Spooky Pretzel Ghosts Ingredients: 1 cup white chocolate chips 10 pretzel rods 30 raisins How to Make Them: Place the white chocolate in a medium-sized microwave-safe bowl. Microwave on high for 30 to 45 seconds,READ MORE

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Egg salad

Who can resist biting into the creamy bliss of a deviled egg, or the combination of a soft-boiled egg with avocado on toast for breakfast? Mmmmm…. But many people naturally shun eggs because they thinkREAD MORE

Gluten Cartoon

IS GLUTEN-FREE FOR ME? Have you ever wondered why foods that are supposed to be bad for you, can taste so good, and foods that are good for you – well, sometimes, they don’t tasteREAD MORE


Spring has sprung and fresh fruits and vegetables are coming into season! Many people think that by eating “just a salad” for lunch every day that they are eating healthy. It’s true that greens andREAD MORE

Father And His Baby Daughter Groceries Shopping

How often have you found yourself standing in the middle of the grocery aisle, trying to decipher the nutrition facts food label or navigate a long list of ingredients. The good news is that theREAD MORE

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Glucose meter with medical stethoscope, fruits and dumbbells for fitness

When it comes to raisins, I’m often asked the question, “Is it ok to eat raisins if you have diabetes?” or “Will eating raisins increase my blood sugar?” Since there seems to be confusion, IREAD MORE

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Santa claus writing with a quill

‘Tis the season for tasty foods. And if you’re on a special diet for personal or health reasons, navigating holiday food fare can be tricky. But you can still enjoy yourself and make wise choices,READ MORE

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Every year at Thanksgiving, most of us eat with our eyes, which are usually way bigger than our stomach is. So much so, that shortly afterwards, we find family and friends zonked out on theREAD MORE

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1-Pumpkin Bread

Fall is in the air, and soon pumpkins will be adorning front porches and yards all over the country. But these fruits (yes, fruits!) are good for much more than just jack-o-lanterns…   Pumpkin isREAD MORE

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About The Author
Suzanne Nelson

Dr. Nelson recently joined the staff of Bryn Athyn College in Pennsylvania as a nutrition and wellness advisor and sports nutritionist. Previously, she was the Director of Sports Performance Nutrition in the athletic department at the University of California, Berkeley. While in California, she was the team nutritionist for the San Francisco 49ers and provided nutrition consultation to the San Francisco Giants and Golden State Warriors. In addition, Dr. Nelson has advised elite amateur athletes at the national, world, and Olympic level. She is a nationally known speaker in sports nutrition and is the author/editor of several books and numerous scientific journal articles. Dr. Nelson is the Nutrition and Health Advisor for Sun-Maid.

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