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MAC's Recipe of the Month: July 2018

MAC Nutrition Team - Sunday, July 01, 2018

Healthy Beach Snacks Summertime can be a big snacking season. From beach snacks to cookout nibbles, all kinds of chips, pretzels, and other snack foods make an appearance. If you’re looking for a lighter, more balanced alternative to a crunchy snack, look no further than roasted chickpeas! This homemade snack has the fla ..

How to Navigate Summer Barbecues - Five Expert Tips!

MAC Nutrition Team - Thursday, June 21, 2018

Five Tips on How to Navigate Summer Barbecues It’s that time of year…beach cookouts, Fourth of July barbecues—all that summer fun! But with summertime celebrations can come some nutrition-related challenges. These celebrations can be laden with heavy foods that may not be the most helpful in reaching  ..

MAC's Recipe of the Month: June 2018

MAC Nutrition Team - Friday, June 01, 2018

Healthy Summer Cookout The weather is warming up and summer is just around the corner, which means summer barbecues and cookouts! One classic cookout food is hot dogs straight from the grill, but the high sodium and saturated fat content of these frankfurters can make them less than ideal to eat on a regular basis. Hot dogs ar ..

The MIND Diet Beyond Food: Three Non-Food Changes You Can Make Today

MAC Nutrition Team - Thursday, May 17, 2018

The MIND Diet Beyond Food: Three Non-Food Changes You Can Make Today Rates of Alzheimer’s and dementia are on the rise, and many people want to know how they can prevent cognitive decline. One dietary pattern, the MIND diet, a Mediterranean-style diet, has been shown in large-scale epidemiological research to be c ..

MAC's Recipe of the Month: May 2018

MAC Nutrition Team - Tuesday, May 01, 2018

Antioxidant-Rich Treat If you’re like most people, a little something sweet after dinner usually hits the spot. I’m all for a decadent dessert, such as a piece of cheesecake or chocolate mousse, but those fat- and sugar-laden sweets should be saved for special occasions (and should be truly savored and enjo ..

Strength. What's food got to do with it?

MAC Nutrition Team - Thursday, April 19, 2018

Increasing Strength and Muscle Mass with Diet Increasing muscle strength isn’t just important for athletes and competitive weight lifters. As we go about our daily lives and as we age, having adequate strength in the upper body, core, and lower body is essential. Adequate strength helps us to better avoid falling  ..

MAC's Recipe of the Month: April 2018

MAC Nutrition Team - Sunday, April 01, 2018

Balanced Post-Workout Protein Smoothie Refueling after a tough workout is extremely important. The refuel meal or snack gives your body the carbohydrates needed to replenish glycogen, which is the storage form of carbohydrates that your muscles rely on during prolonged exercise. Refueling also provides protein to help you ..

Go Further with Food

MAC Nutrition Team - Thursday, March 22, 2018

Happy National Nutrition Month! March is National Nutrition Month, a time for us to continue the conversation about nutrition and why it matters so much. This year, the National Nutrition Month theme is “Go Further with Food.” Food gives us energy for our daily lives and fuels our fitness, professional, and  ..

MAC's Recipe of the Month: March 2018

MAC Nutrition Team - Thursday, March 01, 2018

The Ultimate Balanced Plate for a Nourishing Start to Spring Grain bowls and grain-based salads make for a wonderfully balanced meal as we transition from winter to spring. Their inclusion of whole grains, vegetables, and lean protein means you get a nutrient-dense meal that will be satisfying and delicious. You can mi ..

Cardio Exercise - Think Outside the Box (of Chocolates)!

MAC Fitness Team - Saturday, February 24, 2018

Notes from this month's MAC Blog Contributor, Fitness Professional, Nina Fanning: ( Your Heart. It’s an important muscle that needs its own type of workout! As we near the end of our Febru ..