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Nutrition :: Be Hooked On Health

Gluten free, organic at miPueblo Restaurant, Sarasota

For people with dietary requirements, eating out can be a challenge.  If you are a teen it is even more of a challenge. If you have a gluten allergy or Celiac disease, one always has to question the wait staff to determine what is “safe” to eat. If you want to eat only organic, a few restaurants are starting to offer it but choices are still limited.  Chain restaurants are not usually noted for their healthy offerings, but this is changing with the expanded menu from miPueblo. This restaurant has always offered healthy choices, but now they have gone a step further by offering organic, vegan and gluten free items to their menu.  Michelle Buice, co –owner, has always been an organic and raw food advocate.   Her goal was to introduce it to the main stream customer.

There are currently four healthier versions of traditional Mexican dishes… Read More→

There’s how much sugar in that?

When you read a food label, do you skip over the grams of sugar because you don’t know how to make the conversion from grams to teaspoons?  Since grams measure weight and teaspoons measure volume, there is no universal formula.  However, 1 gram is approximately 1/4 teaspoon.

Therefore, a soda that has 40 grams of sugar has approximately 10 teaspoons of sugar.

Many health professionals think this is all you should have in one day.  I was coaching someone who was drinking one to two cans a day and couldn’t figure out why she was gaining weight.  After our discussion, she stopped drinking soda.

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