Foods & Nutrients

Late-night snack substitutes

It’s late. You can’t sleep. You’re catching up on season 7 of Game of Thrones … and a craving hits. You want chocolate … candy… ice cream … something that will satisfy your sweet tooth. Or maybe you’ve got a craving for something salty. Or crunchy. Bring it on, right? Not …

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An easy way to improve your health

Veggie Burger

Celebrity chefs do it. Paul McCartney does it. Heck, even school kids are doing it. It’s an eating style that’s become a global movement. With all the commotion, I thought I’d take a look … and I’m glad I did. Eating this way not only lowers your risk of heart …

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The Fruit Fat Connection

All your life you have been told to eat your fruits and vegetables and I am not going to tell you otherwise. I am, however, going to show you that the idea that you can eat all the fruit you want is not necessarily correct. I am even going to …

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A Fruit is Not a Vegetable

“Eat your fruits and vegetables,” is and always has been, a common mantra in Nutritionland. In fact, the most recent U.S. Dietary Guidelines for Americans recommends that you fill half your plate with fruits AND vegetables. Sounds healthy, but there’s just one little problem…. Fruits and vegetables are NOT the …

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To Bean or Not to Bean

Confused about what to eat? Join the club. Even I, a medical doctor, get frustrated about all the conflicting information. One week medical experts tout the benefits of carbs, the next week they say stay away from them. Suddenly, it’s Don’t eat fat. And just as quickly the message is, Fat …

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Could Saturated Fat Be Good For You?

Could saturated fat be good for you?

A juicy steak, whole milk and eggs… Three foods you may have banished from your diet long ago. All because for decades, experts have preached that saturated fat clogs our arteries and leads to heart disease. In fact, when you hear the term “saturated fat,” you usually also hear “artery-clogging” …

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Can This Fat Make You Skinny?

For years, nutrition experts have been telling us that saturated fats are the enemy. You have probably heard that they are contributing to our expanding waistlines, causing heart disease, high cholesterol, and a host of other problems ranging from Alzheimer’s to stroke. What is strange about this is that research …

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Is Gluten the Next Fat Free?

Everything from crackers to pizza to beer is now carrying a gluten-free label. Kinda reminds me of the 80s (anyone out there old enough to remember them?) when every cake, cookie and piece of chocolate carried a no-fat label. But is there something to the diet du jour of this …

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Here Are 14 Foods You MUST Buy Organically

Before Your Next Bite Of Celery: Read This If you’re trying to lose weight, you’re likely eating plenty of fruits and vegetables. That’s a smart move …. Or is it? Because if you are eating at least six servings of veggies and three servings of fruits like I recommend, you’re …

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