Author Archives: Cara Harbstreet MS RD LD

Fresh v. Frozen: The Truth About Which Type of Produce You Should Be Eating

By Cara Harbstreet MS, RD, LD

We all know that it’s important to eat fruits and vegetables, but sometimes it can be hard to find the kinds of fresh produce that we enjoy. Or maybe we’re just too busy to make it to the market regularly. What about keeping a stash of produce in your freezer? Having frozen fruits and vegetables on hand can be a great help in making quick and healthy meals. In fact, when it comes to fresh vers

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Americans Are Consuming Way Too Much of This Ingredient…Are You?

By Cara Harbstreet MS, RD, LD

Did you know that the average American consumes over 3400 mg of salt each day? That’s way over the recommended amount of 2300 mg per day, and more than twice as much for someone who has heart disease. Consuming too much sodium can cause high blood pressure, strokes, and heart disease. And excess salt consumption over time has been linked to stomach cancer, osteoporosis, and kidney disease. F

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