Y Nutrition


Welcome to the YMCA of South Florida’s nutrition blog! Here we will share articles, recipes, tips, and information about our events and programs. It is our mission to become a nutrition resource to you and your family. You can count on us to bring you accurate and current nutrition information. If you have nutrition questions or suggestions for articles or programs, we would love to hear from you! Take a look around, comment, share, and subscribe.

10 minute Cauliflower “Rice”

Cauliflower “Rice” is a delicious low calorie, low carbohydrate substitution for rice. It can be mixed with real rice or served alone. Cauliflower contains several anti-cancer phyto-chemicals such as sulforaphane, and cauliflower is also loaded with vitamin C and fiber. The best part is that it really does taste like rice! You may be surprised. Here is…


By: Dana Stango

Make a Natural Fruit and Vegetable Wash

Remember to rinse fresh fruits and vegetables under running water just before eating, cutting, or cooking. Even if you plan to peel or cut the produce before eating, it’s important to first rinse it well to prevent germs or pesticides from getting past the outside layer. You can make an inexpensive, natural fruit and vegetable…


By: Dana Stango

Do Energy Drinks Enhance Gym Performance?

Do you find yourself mentally battling your way to the gym at the end of the day? Sometimes I start the week off right with tons of energy only to burn out midway through. Energy in a can, now wouldn’t that be nice? The fitness industry aims to answer this call by offering plenty of…


By: Dana Stango

Processed Sugar, is Moderation Possible

10 Tips to Successfully Break a Sugar Addiction, and Reset the Body. There are different types of sugar, and they aren’t all bad. The ones that need to be moderated are the processed, refined, and added sugars present in many processed foods. Sometimes it can be confusing to understand which sugars are okay to eat,…


By: Dana Stango