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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.

A Happy Microbiome for Mental Health

Did you know that you can have up to 6 pounds of bacteria in your gut? This may seem pretty gross to us who live in a society that strives to be 99.9% germ free. However, it may be time to make peace with your microbiome (gut bacteria) because your 4 trillion little friends  play a…


By: Dana Stango

Dodging Chemicals: The Clean Fifteen and the Dirty Dozen

Many people have heard that organically grown fruits and vegetables are the gold standard when it comes to healthy produce. Organic means that the produce was grown and processed without the use of pesticides and GMOs. Conventional means that the produce was likely grown and processed with the use of pesticides and GMO’s. GMO stands…


By: Dana Stango

Is the YMCA’s Diabetes Prevention Program Right For You?

Take the diabetes risk assessment and hear from a Lifestyle Coach on how to improve your success in the YMCA’s Diabetes Prevention Program.   Right now in the United States, 29 million Americans are living with type 2 diabetes. This is a big number, and it is only the tip of the iceberg when compared to the…


By: Dana Stango

Nutrition Tip #2: No Salt, No Fat: Seasoning Freebies

The US. Food and Drug Administration recommends a daily Sodium intake of 2,300 mg per day. To give a little perspective here, 1 teaspoon is 5,ooo mg. The average American is consuming much more than is recommended at 3,400mg a day. Some people are more sensitive to salt in their diet than others. Because of this, what…