Category: Sargent College

Too much salt at restaurants

July 10th, 2014 in 2014, Joan Salge Blake, Newsmakers, Sargent College, WFXT 0 comments

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‘Superfood’ trend combines fresh foods, common-sense choices

July 10th, 2014 in 2014, Joan Salge Blake, Los Angeles Times, Newsmakers, Sargent College 0 comments

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

Practically every celebrity, TV show and magazine related to food or health has come out with a list of “superfoods” we all should be eating. These lists began to appear a few years ago, highlighting common foods that pack a nutritional punch, like sweet potatoes and blueberries. Now, we’re told we should be buying things like beet juice, acai berries, kale, quinoa, and chia seeds…

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“All produce is good for you. To ask which one is the best and brightest is like asking a mother which one of her kids she loves the most.”

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Would You Try Gardening to Beat Cancer?

July 7th, 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

To fight cancer, the American Cancer Society recommends that you eat at least 2 ½ cup of fruits and vegetables daily. But could there be an added advantage if you grew them yourself? Maybe…

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6 weird things that happen to food before you buy it

July 5th, 2014 in 2014, FoxNews.com, Joan Salge Blake, Newsmakers, Sargent College 0 comments

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The process of getting that apple on your plate sounds simple enough: farmer picks apple, apple gets loaded on a truck and shipped off to the grocery store where it lands in your cart. Well, not quite. In fact, your food goes through a lot to make it to you, from being treated with antibiotics to getting a chlorine bath and a wax coating…

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“Whether farm-raised or wild, there are so many benefits of eating salmon, namely its rich source of omega 3 fatty acids that we don’t get enough of.”

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Drink up to cool down in the heat

July 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

With the sweltering heat comes the need to remember to drink up to cool down…

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Sweeten up the grill for a nutritious summer

June 30th, 2014 in 2014, 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

If you love grilled veggies, wait until you toss some fruit on the barbecue. Grilling fruit caramelizes the natural sugar, enhancing the sweetness, in appetizers, salads, main dishes, and of course, desserts. Fruit is a sweet way to also add fiber, potassium, and numerous vitamins to your menu. While pineapples, peaches, and nectarines are ringers for the grill, you can also grill watermelon, figs, and mangos…

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The Curious Case of the Disappearing Hard ‘G’: Does Jim Braude Pronounce Margery Eagan’s Name Wrong?

June 27th, 2014 in 2014, Boston Public Radio, Newsmakers, Sargent College, Tyler Perrachione 0 comments

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The curse of King Tutankhamun’s tomb, the disappearing Hope Diamond, Donald Trump’s gravity-defying combover – all of these are mysteries that have confounded and captivated audiences for centuries. Add this one to the list: Boston Public Radio host Jim Braude’s inability to properly pronounce his co-host Margery Eagan’s name…

Expert quote:

“If you have an expectation you’re going to hear a hard ‘G,’ it might change the way you actually perceive that sound.”

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Paleo diet study

June 26th, 2014 in 2014, Joan Salge Blake, NECN, Newsmakers, Sargent College 0 comments

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Breaking down milk alternatives

June 25th, 2014 in 2014, Joan Salge Blake, Newsmakers, Sargent College, WFXT 0 comments

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Vitamin overload: Too much of a good thing?

June 25th, 2014 in 2014, Joan Salge Blake, Newsmakers, Sargent College, WFXT 0 comments

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