nutrition

Colorado Farmers Markets

Eating Local

by Sarah Protzman Howlett

Good for you and Colorado farmers

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PlainSmart Denver Weight Loss

Testing your DNA can lead to better health

by Kris Scott

At just under 5 feet tall, Lisa Capano has always been, as she describes it, chunky. She’s tried numerous diet programs and stayed active. “I’ve done my part to lose weight,” says the high-energy, 52-year-old Westminster resident, “but it was just not coming off.”

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Improve your Food IQ and Health with 10 Functional Foods

by Andrea Juarez

If your functional food IQ is lacking, in this article four Colorado nutrition experts help explain what functional foods are, why you should eat more of them and their top picks to help optimize nutrition and reap greater health benefits.

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grain free dieting

Going against the grain

by Andrea Juarez

Experts offer pros and cons of grain-free dieting

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Oils and fats for cooking

Oil primer

by Andrea Juarez

From fat type to smoke point, experts talk cooking oil

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Ask A Doctor

by Dr. Erica Liesmaki

Dear Dr. Liesmaki; How much calcium do I need?

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Good for the gut

by Andrea Juarez

Fermented-foods trend brings beneficial bacteria to the belly

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Carrying the Weight

by Lisa Marshall

For moms-to-be, what they eat, gain can set baby up for life of obesity, disease

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Coconut milk a creamy addition for both sweet and savory dishes

by Andrea Juarez

Coconut milk is customarily found in cuisines from the tropics – including Southeast Asia, the Carribean, coastal Africa and India – locations where coconut trees thrive. The thick, sweet liquid is frequently used to balance the heat in spicy curries and soups. But, it is also used to make...

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Nutritional powerhouse: Avocado packed with antioxidants, fiber, good fat

by Andrea Juarez

Avocado is one of nature’s wondrous foods. Native to Mexico, it originated there as a wild variety sometime between 7,000 and 5,000 B.C. Today, avocado’s rich and creamy flesh is consumed throughout the world and is considered a nutritional powerhouse by many health professionals.

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