Healthy Habits

from the Newbury Street Nutrition team

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How to Host a Healthy Summer Barbeque

July 15, 2016

Summer barbeques are what we daydreamed about while trudging through piercing wind and snow on our way to work. Barbeques are a great way to get everyone together and thankfully are simple to host. Here are some food safety guidelines to keep in mind when celebrating with friends this summer.

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A key to success for your summer health: Hydration.

June 15, 2016

Though often disregarded, keeping your body adequately hydrated is a crucial part of your overall health. During the summer months you are often outside and engaging in physical activity and more prone to dehydration, the serious side effects of which are quickly fixed with sufficient consumption of fluids.

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Spice up your summer breakfast routine

May 3, 2016

With warmer temperatures in spring and summer comes a new season of fruits and vegetables to explore. This is the perfect time to re-think winter eating habits and vary up your most important meal of the day, breakfast.

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Helpful Tools and Tips for Healthy Eating

March 16, 2016

Some folks have a natural desire to cook and some do not. Implementing lifestyle changes can be overwhelming, especially when it comes to cooking. Here are a few kitchen tools that won’t make your non-culinary inclined head spin.

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Natural vs. Artificial Flavors

February 10, 2016

If you’ve ever checked the ingredients list on the back of a food you’ve probably seen the words ‘natural flavors’ and ‘artificial flavors’. What do these mean? What’s the difference between natural and artificial flavors? It can be confusing to navigate the terms used on our food labels but it’s important to understand them.

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Guide to Superfoods

November 15, 2015

The word “superfood” has become part of our popular food culture, but what does it mean and what is a true “superfood?” Here is a list of five superfoods with short descriptions and info on how you can incorporate them into your daily lifestyle.

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Holiday Reduced Guilt Desserts

November 10, 2015

As the holidays approach we can expect to see more sweet treats popping up in stores and at social gatherings. It’s estimated that Americans gain about five pounds during the holiday season. Five pounds might not sound like much, so what’s the harm?

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Your Guide to Fall Eating

September 25, 2015

The school year has started and fall is here. This can feel like one of the busiest times of the year, but don’t forget to make time for healthy habits! With the arrival of fall, you’ll begin to see seasonal fruits and vegetables in your local grocery store and grocery stores. Buying local is not […]

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Healthy Recipes

September 21, 2015

White Bean Dip (total time 20 minutes) In a food processor combine the following ingredients: 2 cans of low sodium white beans 2-3 cloves of fresh garlic ¼ red onion Some fresh dill 1 medium tomato A few pinches of sea salt and black pepper ¼ cup of pecorino Romano cheese (if desired) 2 tablespoons […]

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Maintaining Healthy Habits on Vacation

July 5, 2015

With summer finally here we’re all looking forward to sunshine, outdoor activities, and of course, vacation. We’re excited to take some time rest and relax, but this doesn’t mean we should forget about making nutritious choices. It’s easy to continue taking care of our bodies while on vacation, you just need to have a little preparation.

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