Behind the Seeds


A Conversation About Gut Health with Kate Scarlata
A Conversation About Gut Health with Registered Dietitian and Low FODMAP Educator Kate Scarlata  As gut health is often a taboo topic, many people suffer from gut conditions in silence. Who wants to talk about their irritable bowels at the dinner table? In honor of National IBS Awareness Month, we sat down with fellow Massachusetts native and the country’s leading nutrition expert on the Low FODMAP diet, Kate Scarlata, to shed light on this topic. Never heard of FODMAPs? Read on to learn why this diet is frequently recommended as treatment for gut-related conditions. What is gut health?Gut health refers to the state of the health of the gastrointestinal (GI) tract which includes the mouth through the large intestine. Why is...

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5 Tips to Reduce Food Waste in the Kitchen and 4 Packaged Foods Made from Food Byproducts
5 Tips to Reduce Food Waste in the Kitchen and 4 Packaged Foods Made from Food Byproducts There's inherent value in everything—sometimes you just have to get a little creative or look hard enough to find it. But too often in the kitchen, we don't see it and useful scraps of food get thrown away. In fact in the United States alone, 60 million tons of produce end up in the trash every year.   For this reason, 88 Acres has always looked to run a zero-waste bakery. Seednola came about as a way to upcycle the loose bits of granola bar batches. Instead of tossing the leftovers aside, these edge pieces are thrown back into the oven to create...

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Nutrition for the Boston Marathon and Beyond
It’s marathon season in our home base of Boston, and the whole city is already buzzing with excitement. Come Monday, April 17th, thousands of marathoners will make the 26.2-mile journey on foot from Hopkinton, Massachusetts, east toward Boston, amid swarms of cheering, screaming, and festive spectators lining the entire race course. The spirit of the marathon is contagious, and April’s milder temperatures are welcomed by an onslaught of outdoor athletes. Perhaps they are training for a big race, but most of us are just happy to be outside enjoying the breeze and the day. Whether you’re a runner, a cyclist, a rower or an avid hiker, you’ve probably experienced the difference between being properly fueled for your venture or not....

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