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MARCH 2020

From Our Dietitians: National Nutrition Month

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What Does It Mean to Eat Right, Bite by Bite? March is our Dietitians’ favorite month because it’s National Nutrition Month®! Every year, the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics selects a theme that reinforces what nutrition professionals focus on when educating the public, including making informed food choices, selecting nourishing foods, and incorporating movement and exercise into daily life when appropriate. This year’s theme is Eat Right, Bite by Bite. Check out what this theme means to each of SAGE’s...


From Our Dietitians: Supporting Your Immune System

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Protein; vitamins A, C, and E; zinc; and probiotics are some of the many nutrients that come together to support the immune system. To get these nutrients: Eat a balanced diet of proteins (meat, seafood, eggs, beans, and peas), carbohydrates (especially whole grains), and fats (especially in seeds and oils). Choose a variety of fruits and vegetables in different colors. Try to include a fruit or vegetable at every meal or snack. Add in some fermented foods and drinks, such...


From Our Dietitians: The Snacking Trend

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Snacking, or consuming food between “typical” meals, has continued to grow in popularity over the years, with people turning more and more to smaller, more frequent meals. According to 2019 research from the International Food Information Council Foundation, 57% of those surveyed reported snacking at least once daily, with 97% snacking at least once weekly. As nearly everyone joins in on the snacking trend, let’s look at some of the reasons to snack — one of the biggest is hunger...


From Our Dietitians: Replacing Eggs with Aquafaba

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When you use canned beans, you probably pour the liquid in the can down the drain. But did you know that you can use it in recipes? The liquid, called aquafaba, can function as an allergen-free, vegan egg replacer. Aquafaba is created when beans are cooked. As the beans cook, the starches absorb water, which makes them expand and then break down. As the starches break down, they release into the water along with a small amount of protein, sugars...


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