Nutrition Nerd Out

Garlic

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Garlic is without a doubt my [Pearl] go-to cooking addition. The more garlic the better, breath be dammed #lifeofasingledietitian. Ha. I think part of the reason I love garlic so much, beyond it’s tantalizing aroma and the fact that butter and garlic will bring about world peace, is that there is some science behind cooking garlic and how to achieve the best flavor. (more…)

Healthy Tips & Tricks To Prevent Colds and The Flu Naturally!

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Here at Team Nutrition Genius we HATE being sick and even more than that we really HATE when you get sick 🙁 So, we are here to make sure you prevent or at least lessen the duration and severity of colds and the dreaded FLU! How you ask?! Well if you stick around I’ll tell you 🙂

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Truth or Dair(y)?

I dair(y) you to give up dairy for 1 month…30 days…you can do anything for that long, come on give it a shot! I double cow dair(y) you! But first, let me give you the truth.

  1. Cow’s milk is not essential for humans’ growth or survival.
  2. Conventional cow’s milk is contaminated with hormones, pesticides and more, and
  3. Calcium and Vitamin D are found in many other non-dairy sources

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Healthy Holidays with Sassy & Pearl

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Healthy Holidays 2014

Hey There! Sassy and Pearl here to join forces and help you DOMINATE the holidays and make sure that you keep it real!

We love food, fun and family, you know that, but we realize that this is THE most difficult time of year for most people as the temptations, parties and excuses are endless. Just because it is holiday season does not mean you get a free pass on your health! Sure you can indulge and eat some pumpkin pie but don’t eat ALL the pie and ALL the turkey and ALL the cranberry sauce. Instead follow our tips below and come out of the holidays FEELING GREAT!

***At the end of the day remember to KISS!***
(Keep it Simple Silly)

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Vitamin D

Sun and Cirrus CloudsNow that it is getting colder and we’re spending more time inside it’s important to pay attention to your vitamin D intake!Vitamin D is so freakin’ cool. It is the only vitamin our bodies actually have the ability to make. It also acts differently in the body than the other vitamins and minerals do. It actually has specific target tissues within the body which means it works as a steroid hormone.

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Ground Cherries

As you pretty people know I peruse my local farmers market just about every Saturday. This week I picked up a nifty little treat…

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I’m going to be honest with you, when I saw them I had absolutely no idea what they were. I asked the woman selling these golden nuggets of deliciousness and she said “ground cherries, grown on a local Amish farm.”

Well twist my arm.

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Tailgating Nutrition

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Tailgating nutrition, Pearl? Really? Yes, really. Tailgates are typically dietary disasters but eating real food while you’re getting ready to cheer on your favorite team is actually super easy. Before I tell you how to do it I must give you some updates…

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