Recent Posts by Mark Occhipinti, Ph.D.

    The Science of Orange-Colored Fruits and Vegetables

    When fall rolls around, the color orange suddenly seems to be dominating our spaces. From the parks with orange and yellow-colored trees to our porches and homes decorated with orange pumpkins and fall decor to even our refrigerators, orange-colored produce is a favorite for fall recipes. 

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    The Science and Benefits of Consuming Locally Seasonal Produce 

    Eating local, seasonal produce has tremendous benefits for your nutrition, the environment, the local economy, and even your bank account. 

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    Fasted vs. Fed Training: Which Benefits Your Clients More?

    Here’s a summary of the most crucial things to know about fasted vs. fed training—including definitions, advantages and disadvantages, and how to know when to use what for your client—so you can better coach your client through their weight loss journey.

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    8 Controversial Nutrition Topics of 2021

    In spite of the countless rich and complex cultures that humans have cultivated on this earth, we all have the same basic biological needs. These include water, air, warmth, and food. 

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    The Scoop on Added Sugars: 7 Things You Need to Know

    Refined carbohydrates, complex carbohydrates, added sugars, natural sugars, non-nutritive sweeteners…

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    Plant-Based Diets + Type 2 Diabetes: What the Research Says

    Few chronic diseases are studied more than type 2 diabetes. 

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    Protect Yourself & Your Clients: 5 Essential Legal Considerations for Health and Wellness Professionals

    Are you ready to hit the ground running with your health, nutrition, or fitness coaching certification?

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    9 Nutrient-Packed Beans, Legumes, and Pulses That Will Add Variety to Your Meals

    Are you looking for some inspiration to add a little variety to your plant-based meals?

    Canned black beans are a convenient go-to plant-based source of protein that is relatively easy to find in most grocery stores. However, there are dozens of different types of beans and legumes you can add to your personal ingredient rotation and recommend to your coaching clients when discussing nutrient-packed choices. 

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    Ultimate Guide to Omega-3, -6, and -9 Fatty Acids for Health and Nutrition Professionals

    As soon as the health and wellness industry started shunning low-fat approaches to health, it also began a love affair with polyunsaturated and monounsaturated fatty acids. 

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    10 Best Plant-Based Healthy Snack Ideas For 2021 (Easy & Delicious!)

    Need some inspiration for some delicious and nutritious plant-based snack ideas you and your clients can make in a jiffy? You’ve come to the right place! 

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