Pretty as a Peach

By Colleen McTiernan  Originally hailing from China, peaches first arrived in Georgia in 1571, according to the Clemson Cooperative Extension. Now, they are incredibly popular little treats, with the Produce for Better Health Foundation ranking them in the top 10 for the most commonly consumed fruits in 2014. Raw peaches are a good source of [...]

Healthy or Not? Unlocking the Secrets of Eggs

By Claire Carlton, MS, RD, LD/N For a long time, this versatile, budget-friendly food was vilified in the health and nutrition world due to its high cholesterol levels. Some may remember the iconic Time magazine cover from 1984 picturing a plate of eggs and bacon frowning. Consumers obediently began choosing egg whites and imitation egg [...]

Pesky Pesticides: Should we be avoiding conventional produce?

By Claire Carlton, MS, RD, LD/N I frequently get asked, “is organic worth the extra money?” by clients who are concerned about the potential effects of pesticides on health. As with most nutrition topics, my answer is, “It depends!” The organic food market continues to grow each year according to the Organic Trade Association (OTA). [...]

Chockfull of Artichokes

By Colleen McTiernan As far as vegetables go, artichokes are certainly one of the more distinctive looking options. Artichokes owe their odd appearance to the fact that they (like capers) are actually flower buds! If your diet is lacking in fiber (like the majority of Americans), you may want to add some artichokes to your [...]

Water Yourself

By Taryn Tacher You’ve been hearing it your whole life — you should be drinking eight cups of water per day. But, is this actually true? We all have different body compositions, so how could our necessary water intake be universal? It isn’t. The amount of water you should drink daily directly correlates with your [...]