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Did the FDA Ban Trans Fat?

Big nutrition news today: the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) told industry to phase out the use of artificial trans fat, with complete removal from the food supply within three years. The FDA is taking trans fat off of the “generally recognized as safe” (GRAS) list and declares that ... READ the POST

What is an Antioxidant?

You have probably heard of these powerful chemicals--they're frequently praised in the media as anti-cancer and anti-aging miracles. So what's all the hype about? Here's the low-down on antioxidants: Antioxidants are free radical scavengers. A free radical is a chemistry term for a molecule ... READ the POST

What I Ate Wednesday: Jun 10, 2015

Today was my first day back after a bustling 4 days of work travel. I haven't been able to hit the grocery store yet, so here's a peek into a busy, ill-prepared day of meals + snacks! Breakfast: Green Protein Smoothie This was so refreshing + delicious after a steamy morning run. Plus I hadn't ... READ the POST

Healthy Vegan Travel Snacks

I write this as I pack for a weekend trip, with a variety of snacks laid out nicely on the counter, ready to be packed away into my carry-on. If only I had done this for another recent trip during which I was unexpectedly stuck at the airport for 17 hours sans good dining options. Lesson learned: ... READ the POST

3 Simple Strategies to Stay Well at Work, Springtime Edition!

It's about that time of year when we all get a little antsy. The weather is warming up, the sun is coming out, and we long to be outside as much as possible. For those of us in the Midwest, spring + summer are treasured blessings that we must take advantage of! At last, we can take our fitness ... READ the POST

What I Ate Wednesday: May 13, 2015

My nutrition + treats: Breakfast: Green Protein Smoothie   Lunch: Saigon Spring Salad from Protein Bar   Snack: Apple and Trail Mix (almonds, cashews, cranberries)   Dinner: Taco leftovers   I also enjoyed a light beer with my taco and ... READ the POST