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Pop Sugar featured Dancer Sydney Mesher in "Dancer Sydney Mesher: "It's Time to Start Reshaping the Perception of the Word Disability""

09/29/2020

Pop Sugar featured Dancer Sydney Mesher in "Dancer Sydney Mesher: "It's Time to Start Reshaping the Perception of the Word Disability""

Growing up in Oregon, Mesher went to a public high school with a dance performing arts division, and she then studied Fine Arts at Pace University (her degree is a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Commercial Dance). Her focus of dance, she said, is hip-hop and jazz. Though having a limb difference brings its challenges - especially during partner work or using props - it has helped her become a problem solver, which she said benefits her in everyday life and in her career.

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"PopSugar" featured College of Health Professions Clinical Assistant Professor of Nutrition Jessica Tosto in "Planning a Keto Thanksgiving? Here's What You Need to Know About Cranberry Sauce"

11/05/2018

"PopSugar" featured College of Health Professions Clinical Assistant Professor of Nutrition Jessica Tosto in "Planning a Keto Thanksgiving? Here's What You Need to Know About Cranberry Sauce"

If this is your first holiday season on the keto diet, you may be wondering which (if any) of the traditional Thanksgiving sides are low-carb. Take cranberry sauce, for example — a favorite of mine ever since I was a little girl. You love it for its sweet, tart taste and that rich, deep color, but is it keto-friendly? Let's break it down.

The keto diet requires that roughly 60 to 80 percent of your calories come from fat. As for carbs, you should aim to eat 20 to 50 grams of net carbs per day, explained certified nutrition specialist Ann Louise Gittleman, PhD — that's total carbs minus any fiber. "This means you could theoretically have a small serving of any berry, including cranberries," she told POPSUGAR. However, you'd have to nix the sweetener in cranberry sauce, "which makes for a rather bitter side dish."

While traditional cranberry sauce is off limits on the keto diet because of its sugar content, you can tweak the recipe to make it more suitable. Gittleman suggests combining 1/4 cup unsweetened cranberries, either fresh or thawed, with 1/4 cup unsweetened raspberries and then sweetening the dish with 1/4 teaspoon of orange zest and a bit of monk fruit. "Monk fruit is the sweetener that is considered most keto-friendly," she said.

Jessica Tosto, MS, RD, clinical coordinator for the nutrition and dietetics program at Pace University's College of Health Professions, added this tip: "Try experimenting with different berries, such as blackberries and raspberries, which are naturally sweeter than cranberries and may not require added sugar."

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"Pop Sugar" quoted College of Health Professions Director of Nutrition and Dietetics Christen Cupples Cooper, EdD., RD in "The Biggest Myths About Being a Vegan Lifter You Need to Stop Believing"

03/23/2018

"Pop Sugar" quoted College of Health Professions Director of Nutrition and Dietetics Christen Cupples Cooper, EdD., RD in "The Biggest Myths About Being a Vegan Lifter You Need to Stop Believing"

You'll Need to Take Supplements

Along with the misconception that you're not eating enough protein, people assume they'll need to load up on vegan protein powders and other supplements to achieve their fitness goals.

"One of the myths that I frequently hear is that those who lift weights need to consume protein powder and special supplements in order to build muscle. This is not necessarily the case," said Christen Cupples Cooper, EdD., RD, director of nutrition and dietetics at Pace University. Although adding a vegan protein powder to your diet is a great way to get a boost of protein, it's not necessary; Dr. Cooper explained that it's totally doable to eat enough plant-based, protein-rich foods in your diet and not rely on something out of a tub.

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