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How Nutrino Helps Me Make (some) Sense of Diabetes

If  you have type 1 diabetes, you know that your body rarely reacts to changes the way you hope it will. There is an endless amount of factors that can affect your blood glucose unpredictably and simultaneously— some of which are scientifically-established, some that are based on personal experiences, and some that are inexplicable. Living […]

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Eat this to help your body recover from a junk food binge

Diets high in unhealthy fats and sugar aren’t good for you – clearly. It’s common knowledge that eating junk food, fast food, or other high fat/sugar diets regularly can cause some serious health damage, including increased risk of heart disease and diabetes. But what happens when you indulge in junk food for a couple of […]

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Satisfy Your Sweet Tooth With These Sugar Substitutes

We recently wrote about how you should stop eating sugar (because you’re sweet enough already). And we still mean it. However, sometimes we all want something sweet. Nothing completes a delicious, savory meal like a sweet dessert (even just a small one). So how do we get around the whole “don’t eat sugar” thing? Well luckily, […]

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Allergy Cheat Sheet {Infographic}

According to the World Allergy Organization, between 220 and 250 million people globally have at least one food allergy. That means about 6-8% of children and 3-4% of adults have some sort of food allergy. Every three minutes, an allergic reaction sends someone in the US to a hospital. Food allergies are also on the […]

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Vitamin D and Calcium: The Dynamic Duo

Calcium and Vitamin D are both essential to our health – specifically bone health. Basically, they are partners in helping our body absorb the calcium we need to strengthen our bones. What are calcium and vitamin D? Calcium and vitamin D are nutrients that provide important benefits for your body. These two micronutrients work in […]

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Why You Shouldn’t Count on Calorie Counting

It is probably safe to say that the most commonly held belief in nutrition today is that “a calorie is just a calorie”. When scouring the internet for the worst nutrition advice people have received, overwhelmingly it’s “count calories to lose weight.”  I’m going to break down why this isn’t the key to losing weight, and […]

Obesity Prevention: 13 Effects of Obesity on Our Bodies {Infographic}

By 2030, it is estimated that 50% of Americans will be obese. In 1990, only 12% of the population was considered obese, rising to an incredible 35.7% in 2010. The rising obesity rate means that there can be as many as 5 million new cases of heart disease and stroke, as well as 6 million […]

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Skipping Breakfast: What It’s Really Doing to Your Body

Personal Story: I really don’t like breakfast, breakfast foods just don’t do it for me. My mother often tried to just force some food down our throats in the morning, so that usually meant a strawberry frosted poptart, bagel with cream cheese, or a bowl of fruitloops. Not a healthy breakfast, but a breakfast nonetheless. […]

How to Spot Vitamin Deficiency and How to Fix It {Infographic}

Vitamins and minerals are essential to our health. We need them for normal cell growth, function and development. Vitamins can be grouped into two categories: fat-soluble vitamins and water-soluble vitamins. Fat-soluble vitamins are stored in the body’s fatty tissue – these are vitamins A, D, E, and K. Water-soluble vitamins must be absorbed by the […]