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Buying ingredients necessary to make healthy, well-balanced meals can oftentimes lead to an expensive grocery bill. Fresh produce and protein options tend to be more expensive than processed items, so reaching optimal fruit, vegetable, and protein intake can be even more difficult on a low budget. We’ve compiled a list of protein…

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Kara Konst B.S. For most people, consuming enough protein is not a problem. According to the USDA, Americans on average consume more than the recommended amount of protein. However, for those who are picky eaters, are suffering of loss of appetite or have certain health conditions, meeting their daily protein needs may be difficult.…

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Lucas Duppler M.S., CISSN Earlier this week, Tom Brady’s brand “TB12” launched a new plant-based home delivery service called Purple Carrot, similar to the popular service Blue Apron. The soon-to-be 40-year-old quarterback made waves back in January with the strict structure of his diet, omitting items such as…

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By Lucas Duppler M.S., CISSN Within the last couple of years, a trip down the dairy aisle at your local grocery store has evolved into a glimpse at consumer demand for alternatives to actual dairy products. According to Mintel, non-dairy milk sales are up 30 percent since 2011, and represent a $2 billion category. There’s an…

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By Lucas Duppler, M.S., CISSN I certainly do not envy the responsibility of the average consumer to decipher between actual science and marketing gimmicks when it comes to supplementation. As it pertains to whey protein, there are so many advantages of being on a high-protein diet, yet it’s tough to wade through the pseudoscience…

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