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Are any your recipes low in the GI (Glycemic Index)?

July 22, 2018, 6:26 pm

Greetings-
Thank you for your question.

While not all of our recipes are low on the glycemic index (GI), we do aim to make many of our recipes balanced with adequate protein and fiber. We also try to make most dishes clearly marked as "side" or "main dish," so you can always build a low-GI meal from rec...

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"I am trying to limit my intake of added sugar...is there an standard accepted amount of daily added sugar that is considered not harmful?"

April 25, 2018, 8:30 pm

Q: I am trying to limit my intake of added sugar. So if I am counting sugar grams from the nutritional labels, should I bother counting the sugar grams from fresh fruit? For example, if a half cup of fresh blueberries have 8 grams of sugar, should I include that in my daily log since the sugar is naturally occurring fructose? I know I sho...

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Q: "My sister-in-law has cancer which unfortunately has spread. Looking for the best diet or macrobiotic diet to tackle cancer."

March 19, 2018, 8:24 pm

Thank you for reaching out to The Sage: Nutritious Solutions; we are very sorry to hear about your loved one. 
Cancer is a condition, that, unlike others, have many different ways to treat nutritionally. This is not because many different nutrition guidelines are appropriate, but because each cancer may cause different side effect...

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"What kind of potatoes are better for you?"

March 15, 2018, 5:56 pm

Thank you for reaching out to The Sage: Nutritious Solutions. As always, we are happy to help!
The short answer is: all varieties of potatoes are great!
Sweet potatoes tend to get the most popularity as the "healthiest  potato" because they are rich in Vitamin A, a nutrient involved in cell health, immuni...

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"I am getting terrible charley horses, do you think I need electrolytes?"

December 14, 2017, 2:32 pm

Thank you so much for your question! As always, we are happy to help.

Lower limb muscle cramps can affect individuals for a number of reasons but mostly occur during exercise, at nighttime in older people, in pregnant women, in people with a neurological disease and during kidney dialysis.  All current and highly cited liter...

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What are the nutritional and culinary differences between butter and margarine?

July 11, 2017, 9:41 pm

Thanks for your question! Of course, this can be really confusing for a lot of people, and there is a good reason why.

In the past, butter came under a great deal of scrutiny when its high levels of saturated fat were associated with increased heart disease risk. Because butter is made by churning cream to separate the butterfa...

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I wanted to know your thoughts about MSG? Thanks!

November 21, 2016, 11:32 am

Thanks for your question!
MSG (monosodium glutamate) is a food additive used to enhance the flavors of foods, usually umami or the "meaty" flavor of a food. Most people identify the use of MSG in Asian foods, but it is actually still commonly used in a lot of processed foods like macaroni and cheese, potato chips, can...

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I am not sure what this site is about? Are recipes listed on this site?

January 21, 2015, 5:50 pm

Greetings. Thanks for your inquiry. The website is a source for all things nutrition: recipes, research articles, videos, suggested reading, just to name a few. In addition, the main page features a function in which you can ask any question you want about food and nutrition and have a LIVE dietitian respond back within a few days. By cli...

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What is the best nutritional advise for a female training for a half or full marathon? Thanks!

November 7, 2014, 6:18 pm

Thanks for the question! My best advice to you is a few things: <p> 1. View Monday's article where I am quoted talking about protein supplements, specifically in female athletes. <p> 2. Drink tons of water.
3. Consume about 20-30g carbohydrate with protein before training and before the event, and 10-20g protein afterwar...

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How healthy are smoothies? I went out and bought myself a Nutribullet. The promise of healthy smoothies and the quick breakfasts lured me in. So this is my normal everyday smoothies: a good handful of spinach; some fruit that is in season ( apple, pear, etc), I toss in a banana, and maybe some berries. 3 tb of Greek yogurt, 2tb of peanut butter, and some ground flax seed. (The PB and yogurt help with protein -- I'm vegetarian). Is this a healthy habit or am I fooling myself? --- Chris

September 29, 2014, 7:39 pm

Chris - Thank you for your question!Smoothies can be a great way to get in nutrition on-the-go. It's all about the device! The nutribullet, ninja, and vitamix are all great options. The goal with the device here is to preserve the beneficial natural fibers found in the fruits and vegetables you are pureeing. Now, let's talk ingredients. ...

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