Defending yourself against the silent killer

As a result of new blood pressure guidelines, doctors are now discussing hypertension with an additional 30 million adults. Hopefully they’re using words like vegetables, fruit and home-cooking, because diet should always be the first line of treatment for mild and moderate hypertension.

Eat Well & Save Some Dough

It’s no surprise the healthiest foods at the supermarket usually are not the cheapest foods at the market....But with some smart planning and culinary creativity, you can eat well and save some dough. Here are some tips & tricks to help you maximize your grocery budget...

Clickbait Nutrition

Nutrition research is fashionable fodder for clickbait these days, using enticing headlines, such as “good news for coffee drinkers,” or by challenging the nutritional wisdom of the day, assuring us that “butter is back.” To understand today’s nutrition research, it’s essential to go beyond the headlines...

Added Sugars: learn to subtract

We all know that we should be eating less sugar, but keeping our added sugar intake below 5 percent of calories, as recommended by the American Heart Association (AHA), is challenging. A shocking 75 percent of packaged foods have some form of sugar added to the list of ingredients. Everything from applesauce to zucchini muffins... Continue Reading →

Beets are “Funky and Strong”

Beets are one of those vegetables that really divides people – you’ve got the sincere beet lovers, and the extreme beet haters. I think it has to do with whether or not you grew up eating these bright, sweet, robust-tasting, crimson colored roots. If you love them, then you are lucky! Beets are one of the most uniquely nutritious vegetables. If you don’t love them, read on for some other vegetables to choose from to get similar health benefits...

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