You know that greens are true superfoods; they are full of nutrition, And most of the time busy Moms don’t have the time to make multi-step cooked dishes during the day! Green smoothies provide an easy and quick way to improve your nutrition with a short prep time. Remember one cup of a green smoothie can provide several servings of vegetables and fruits and other vitamins and minerals. How to Make a Green Smoothie To accommodate your tastes, start by adding just a little bit of greens to a tasty fruit smoothie. Frozen blueberries will mask that green color for you! Slowly increase greens to-fruits ratio, plus begin to introduce superfoods into the mix to increase the nutritional and health benefits.
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3 Nutrition Myths Debunked
Fad diets and fad products also sell because we tend to believe what we want to hear, we tend to believe what we see in print, and many ads sound quite scientific and true. So it makes sense that we dive in with both feet and believe nutrition news that’s current and hot off the press. This week in Fuel School, we’re going to explore a few popular and cyclical nutrition myths and debunk them. Nutrition Myths Debunked Natural is better: Myth We’ve all heard this one, and my answer to this slogan is, “Arsenic is technically natural.” There’s no set definition for “natural” on a food label, and if you ask the FDA what they consider to be natural, here’s what you’ll find out: From a food science perspective, it is difficult to define a food product as “natural” because the food has probably been processed and is no longer the product of the earth.
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Nutrition and healthy eating
Katherine Zeratsky, R.D., L.D. As a specialty editor of the nutrition and healthy eating guide, Katherine Zeratsky helps you sort through the facts and figures, the fads and the hype to learn more about nutrition and diet. A Marinette, Wis., native, she is certified in dietetics by the state of Minnesota and the American Dietetic Association. She has been with Mayo Clinic since 1999. She’s active in nutrition-related curriculum and course development in wellness nutrition at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., and nutrition related to weight management and practical applications of nutrition-related lifestyle changes. Other areas of interest include food and nutrition for all life stages, active lifestyles and the culinary arts.
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