The Truth About Dietary Myths: Fresh, Frozen, or Canned

By Rita Larsen, RD, CD; Elite Sports Clubs Nutrition Educator & Diet Counselor

Dietary Myths-Fresh Frozen Canned-Elite Sports Clubs

Should we use canned fruits and vegetables? Aren’t frozen vegetables really the best you can use in cooking?

For years we have been instructed to use fresh or frozen fruits and vegetables, identifying them as the best for nutrition. Many times, the nutritional conversation outlines that fresh or frozen are the best for nutrients and the best for fiber. Today, this message has all changed. Individuals are encouraged to use what best fits their needs and schedule. But, for the most part, research done by independent studies has shown that, fruits and vegetables, fresh, frozen, and even canned, are very comparable. Continue reading The Truth About Dietary Myths: Fresh, Frozen, or Canned

What’s Your Healthy?

By Rita Larsen, RD; Elite Sports Clubs Registered Dietitian and Nutrition Counselor

Answers to "What Is Your Healthy?" Elite Sports Clubs

What constitutes being “healthy” carries a different meaning for everyone. For some, it’s a 3 mile run, strolling the farmers market or getting enough sleep. For others, it’s managing stress, spending time with friends and learning new things. Recently, an insurance company completed a national study with the help of Harris Interactive, polling Americans 25 to 64 years old. It showed the different paths that people take to achieve their own version of healthy. Here’s a snapshot of the results: Continue reading What’s Your Healthy?