Posts By: Kristen Ponger

Sweet Alternatives: A Sugar Substitution Guide

Original Article found at Bauman College All concentrated sweeteners are best used sparingly so that blood sugar levels can remain stable. For daily sweet treats, fresh, seasonal fruit makes an ideal choice. For baking or other sweetening needs, the following chart can help guide your decisions on what to use for more healthful alternatives. Selected… Read more »

The Dirty Truth About Pesticides and Bananas

  Bananas are not on the Environmental Working Group’s Dirty Dozen List, however, they are one of the most chemically intensive crops grown. The list can mislead people into thinking conventional bananas must be ok to consume, because bananas have a peel, so all pesticides are on the outside of the fruit. But think again… Read more »

9 Simple Steps to Improve Digestion

  Written by Laura Knoff, B.Sc., Nutrition Consultant, Registered NANP, Labrys Health Care Circle; Instructor at Bauman College Nine Simple Steps to Improve Digestion Start at the beginning and add one step per week until digestion is good. 1. Relax. Do not rush while eating or eat while you are upset. You do not secrete adequate digestive juices… Read more »

Generations of Avocado Farmers

Article Courtesy of Equal Exchange The avocado is on the weekly grocery list for many American shoppers, but it hasn’t always been that way. Over the last decade, the availability and quality of avocados in the supermarkets has skyrocketed all across the US. This has led to an increased demand in avocados, and therefore many… Read more »

The Story Behind Mexican Avocados

Article Courtesy of Equal Exchange The avocado has become a staple on the menus of restaurants, a favorite first food for new babies, and a must-have for foodies everywhere. We know we love it, but what else do we know about the Mexican avocado? Avocado lovers in the U.S. may have noticed that there have… Read more »

4 Ingredient Superfood Smoothie in Under 5 Minutes

If you are in the mood for a smoothie that is as quick to make as it is delicious and healthy, this is for you. (And for the people who might say that they would never put an Avocado in a shake – try it, and then judge again…!) This smoothie is especially perfect before or… Read more »