Category: Joan Salge Blake

2014 Diet Trends to Ditch in the New Year

December 22nd, 2014 in 2014, Blogs, Boston.com, Joan Salge Blake, Newsmakers, OP-EDs by BU Professors, Sargent College 0 comments

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By Joan Salge Blake, College of Health & Rehabilitation Sciences: Sargent College

Over the past year, trendy diets touting unique health benefits seemed to be the “hot diet” until someone came out with a “better” one the next month. Unfortunately, many of these diet trends won’t pass the test of time…

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Should You Try the Whole30 Diet?

December 16th, 2014 in 2014, Joan Salge Blake, Newsmakers, Sargent College, U.S. News & World Report 0 comments

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Joan Salge Blake, College of Health & Rehabilitation Sciences: Sargent College

The elimination diet claims to change your body shape without exercising or restricting calories. What’s the catch?…

Expert quote:

“Whenever you start eliminating food groups, you’re going to be cutting calories – and that is really what this all comes down to.”

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Holiday Cocktails Make Santa’s Cookie Habit Look Healthy

December 15th, 2014 in 2014, Blogs, Boston.com, Joan Salge Blake, Newsmakers, OP-EDs by BU Professors, Sargent College 0 comments

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By Joan Salge Blake, College of Health & Rehabilitation Sciences: Sargent College

According to a Harris Poll, wine seems to be the beverage of choice during the holidays. For men, beer comes in second while ladies are more likely ordering cocktails, spirits, and liquor as their second choice for their holiday cheer…

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What Nutrition Experts Want for Christmas

December 15th, 2014 in 2014, Joan Salge Blake, Newsmakers, Sargent College, U.S. News & World Report 0 comments

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Joan Salge Blake, College of Health & Rehabilitation Sciences: Sargent College

‘Tis the season of gift-giving and, if you ask me, that isn’t always easy. No one wants to buy someone a gift only to have him or her never use it or worse, regift it next year…

Expert quote:

“I would be thrilled to get a seasonally-picked surprise every month that is so sweet it will satisfy the yen for dessert. It’s a sweet gift that keeps giving throughout the year.”

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The cult of the bulletproof coffee diet

December 13th, 2014 in 2014, Joan Salge Blake, New York Times, Newsmakers, Sargent College 0 comments

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Joan Salge Blake, College of Health & Rehabilitation Sciences: Sargent College

When Jimmy Fallon handed the actress Shailene Woodley a mug of coffee blended with butter on “The Tonight Show” in October, she didn’t recoil…

Expert quote:

“The No. 1 driver of food choices among consumers is taste. If individuals continue to enjoy the taste of their coffee prepared this way, they will continue to consume it. Whether it has long-term effects on weight management remains to be seen.”

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The Hottest Healthy Kitchen Gadgets to Give (or Get) This Year

December 9th, 2014 in 2014, Blogs, Boston.com, Joan Salge Blake, Newsmakers, OP-EDs by BU Professors, Sargent College 0 comments

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By Joan Salge Blake, College of Health & Rehabilitation Sciences: Sargent College

Are you stumped as to what to buy a person this holiday season that has “everything?”…

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Will the FDA’s Latest Calorie Listing Requirements Affect How You Order?

December 1st, 2014 in 2014, Blogs, Boston.com, Joan Salge Blake, Newsmakers, OP-EDs by BU Professors, Sargent College 0 comments

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By Joan Salge Blake, College of Health & Rehabilitation Sciences: Sargent College

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) just released mandatory requirements that will require many restaurants to display the amount of calories in the meals and alcoholic beverages on their menu…

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Salmanella scare

November 21st, 2014 in 2014, Joan Salge Blake, Newsmakers, Sargent College, WFXT 0 comments

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Cranberries Are Nutritious Thanksgiving Dinner Superstars

November 18th, 2014 in 2014, Blogs, Boston.com, Joan Salge Blake, Newsmakers, OP-EDs by BU Professors, Sargent College 0 comments

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By Joan Salge Blake, College of Health & Rehabilitation Sciences: Sargent College

Cranberries, at less than 50 calories a cup, are a colorful, nutritious superstar of the holiday season as they are not only high in fiber, vitamins E and K, but also naturally low in sugar…

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I-Team: Cafeterias In Boston Hospitals Get Failing Grades

November 18th, 2014 in 2014, Joan Salge Blake, Newsmakers, Sargent College, WBZ-TV 0 comments

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Joan Salge Blake, College of Health & Rehabilitation Sciences: Sargent College

Boston is home to many of the nation’s best hospitals, but the I-Team discovered some of these institutions may not always be as careful with the food they serve as they are with patient care…

Expert quote:

“That’s called the danger zone. That’s the temperature where the bacteria will multiply more rapidly. You don’t want that.”

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