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Brierley Wright's Blog (Page 16)

August 16, 2011 - 11:24am

As surprising as it may seem, considering I’m a dietitian and nutrition editor of EatingWell Magazine, my preferred variety of milk is the chocolate kind, especially after a workout. It delivers the mix of protein and carbohydrate our bodies need to recover energy supplies after an intense workout. (Find out how milk stacks up against water, sports drinks and more when it comes to staying hydrated.)

But at the grocery store, my choices don’t just stop at plain versus chocolate milk. There’s also fat content to consider and milk labeled organic, RBST-free and lactose-free. And beyond the grocery store, there’s the raw milk versus pasteurized milk debate. With so many choices, how do you know which one you should buy?...

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August 16, 2011 - 10:07am
By Brierley Wright in EatingWell Blogs

Easy tips for going going peanut-free (it's easier than you think)!

About 12 million Americans have food allergies—according to the Food Allergy and Anaphylaxis Network—and peanut allergies are among the top 10 so it's likely that at some point you'll have to plan a peanut-free meal, if you haven't already.

For peanut allergies, avoid these foods: Peanut butter, mixed nuts, beer nuts, peanut oil. Note: Experts often caution those with peanut allergies to avoid tree nuts, due to cross-contamination risks. Plus, about one-third of those with an allergy to peanuts (which are legumes like beans) have or will develop an allergy to one or more true nuts, which grow on trees.

Some common hidden sources of peanuts include: Sauces used in ethnic—Asian, African and Mexican—meals (e.g., mole), candy, chocolate, sunflower seeds and nut butters (...

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August 15, 2011 - 10:10am
By Brierley Wright in EatingWell Blogs

Pack up some protein!

Including some lean protein in your lunch is an excellent addition: compared to carbs and fat, it keeps you feeling fuller longer, helping to carry you straight through the afternoon to dinner. Find delicious protein-packed lunch ideas here.

Or visit Day 1 of the Healthy Start for Back to School Challenge.

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August 8, 2011 - 1:36pm

Long before I became a registered dietitian or nutrition editor, I knew the importance of getting enough calcium for strong bones.

And because I’m not a milk drinker, my doctor has told me multiple times to take a supplement. I’m not alone either: Many women are advised to take a calcium supplement for healthy bones—especially after menopause (when decreasing estrogen levels accelerate bone loss). (Find out how much calcium you need here.) In fact, the majority of American women over 31 take calcium supplements, says a 2010 study in The Journal of Nutrition.

Related: 4 Dietary Supplement Myths Busted
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July 22, 2011 - 9:17am
By Brierley Wright in EatingWell Blogs

Fight fat with breakfast.

Yes, you read that correctly! A recent study in The Journal of Nutrition found that eating a breakfast made with “slow-release” carbohydrates, such as oatmeal or bran cereal, 3 hours before you exercise may help you burn more fat. Here’s why: in the study eating “slow-release” carbohydrates didn’t spike blood sugar as high as eating refined carbohydrates, such as white toast. In turn, insulin levels didn’t spike as high and because insulin plays a role in signaling your body to store fat, having lower levels may help you burn fat.

Not in the mood for oatmeal? (I don't blame you, it's too hot for me.) Here are some delicious recipes to help you fight fat.


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