Got Confusion?

by / ⠀NatureBox / March 27, 2012

Making Your Way Through the Milk Maze by NatureBox Nutritionist Kat Brown, MS RD RYT Americans love their milk and dairy products, that’s for sure. But did you know that the average American still doesn’t meet their recommended needs for Calcium and Vitamin D, two of the most important nutrients…

Fuel Up the Whole Day Through

by / ⠀NatureBox / March 22, 2012

How to fit whole grains in at each meal and snack by NatureBox Nutritionist Kat Brown, MS RD RYT We all know the recommendations to squeeze in more whole grains, and many of us are familiar with their health benefits for digestion and heart health. So how can you deliciously…

The “Whole” Story

by / ⠀NatureBox / March 19, 2012

The Benefits of Whole Grains and How to Spot Them by NatureBox Nutritionist Kat Brown, MS RD RYT The 2010 Dietary Guidelines for Americans recommend to “make half your grains whole” yet many Americans (some studies show over 95%!) struggle to get in the recommended amount of whole grains in…

Local Harvest

by / ⠀NatureBox / March 16, 2012

Making it easier to find and enjoy local produce from the NatureBox editors Earlier this week, we talked about the benefits to your health and the environment of eating seasonally and locally. We even shared some resources for how to find out which produce is in season in your local…

Get Sweetener Savvy

by / ⠀NatureBox / March 14, 2012

by NatureBox Health Writer Jenilee Matz, MPH The pink, blue, yellow, or white packet – which sweetener is best? The variety of sweetener options is seemingly endless. From calorie-free sweeteners to “natural” sweeteners to tried-and-true table sugar, it’s tricky knowing what option is healthiest. Sweeteners 101Sweeteners can be bundled into…

Go Local!

by / ⠀NatureBox / March 12, 2012

The Benefits of Eating in Season by NatureBox Health Writer Jenilee Matz, MPH Do you ever wonder why tomatoes are so juicy and delicious in the summertime? Or why apples are so crisp in the fall? And why fresh berries are so pricey during the winter months?  It’s because foods…

Up and at ‘Em

by / ⠀NatureBox / March 6, 2012

The Importance of Breakfast by NatureBox Nutritionist Kat Brown, MS RD RYT If you’ve heard it once, you’ve heard it a thousand times. But really, breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Eating breakfast has been associated with better focus and memory, lower stress, and even fewer accidents…

Something Fishy!

by / ⠀NatureBox / February 23, 2012

The Mediterranean Diet and how to incorporate its wisdom into your life by NatureBox Nutritionist Kat Brown, MS RD RYT The Mediterranean style of eating has been hailed by numerous well-run dietary studies and healthcare institutions such as the National Institutes of Health (www.nim.nih.gov), and the Harvard School of Public…

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