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6 09, 2019

DASH-Approved High Protein Fruit Smoothie

By |2020-04-28T19:50:11-04:00September 6th, 2019|DASH Diet/Wellness, Easy Cooking, Food Facts, Healthy Aging, Uncategorized, Wellness|Comments Off on DASH-Approved High Protein Fruit Smoothie

DASH (Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension) includes adding 2-3 servings of dairy daily. Dairy products are great sources of potassium, calcium, and protein. Smoothies are an excellent way to add more dairy, fruits, and vegetables to your diet. They also provide a nice addition of protein. You may [...]

2 09, 2019

Chew the Facts®

By |2020-04-06T19:07:45-04:00September 2nd, 2019|DASH Diet/Wellness, Easy Cooking, Family, Food Facts, Food Trends, Health Professionals, Healthy Aging, Heart Disease, Just for Fun, Uncategorized, Weight Management, Wellness|2 Comments

  Follow Chew the Facts™ to feel good about food, understand where it comes from...and find facts, not fear.   The abundance of misinformation available on the Internet is what motivated me to start blogging and writing books.  I have a passion for helping people find [...]

1 05, 2019

May is High Blood Pressure Month – Get Checked!

By |2019-08-27T15:52:04-04:00May 1st, 2019|DASH Diet/Wellness, Health Professionals, Healthy Aging, Heart Disease, Uncategorized, Wellness|Comments Off on May is High Blood Pressure Month – Get Checked!

May is High Blood Pressure Month - a time to bring awareness to your blood pressure. Have you had yours checked? It's normal for our blood pressure to fluctuate during the day, but consistent high blood pressure (called Hypertension) causes wear and tear on your heart, kidneys and [...]

27 03, 2019

Real World Research on Weight Loss

By |2019-08-27T15:52:04-04:00March 27th, 2019|DASH Diet/Wellness, Health Professionals, Healthy Aging, Heart Disease, Uncategorized, Weight Management|Comments Off on Real World Research on Weight Loss

I attended a conference session, sponsored by Dupont earlier this year about weight loss and weight maintenance, presented by obesity expert Dr. James Hill. Obesity is a popular topic of discussion among exerts and non-experts alike. There's no shortage of opinions about both the causes and best treatments. [...]

4 03, 2019

Where Are You Getting Your Nutrition Advice?

By |2019-08-27T15:52:04-04:00March 4th, 2019|DASH Diet/Wellness, Food Facts, Healthy Aging, Heart Disease, Uncategorized, Weight Management|2 Comments

March ushers in National Nutrition Month® - a month to reflect on your eating and exercise habits, and make positive lifestyle changes. It's also a time when registered dietitians try to convince you to find your diet and nutrition advice from a credentialed professional. Why a Registered Dietitian? [...]

24 07, 2018

It’s Not Just About the Scale: Losing Weight without Losing Your Wallet

By |2019-06-26T13:50:37-04:00July 24th, 2018|DASH Diet/Wellness, Healthy Aging, Uncategorized, Weight Management|Comments Off on It’s Not Just About the Scale: Losing Weight without Losing Your Wallet

You've been on a mission. You're trying to drop a few pounds, and it's not happening. Weight loss is hard, at any age, but it gets even more difficult as you age. Your metabolism is the process in which your body turns what you eat into energy. Metabolic [...]

26 06, 2018

Nine Foods that Lower Blood Pressure

By |2019-06-26T13:50:41-04:00June 26th, 2018|DASH Diet/Wellness, Food Facts, Healthy Aging, Heart Disease, Uncategorized, Weight Management|Comments Off on Nine Foods that Lower Blood Pressure

The DASH Diet is the best eating plan to follow if you have high blood pressure, or have a family history of high blood pressure (also called hypertension). While adopting an entire eating plan can be daunting - especially if your current diet consists of subs, pizza, and [...]

5 06, 2018

Easy Ways to Create a Plant-Based Summer Menu

By |2019-06-26T13:50:45-04:00June 5th, 2018|DASH Diet/Wellness, Easy Cooking, Family meals, Food Facts, Healthy Aging, Weight Management|Comments Off on Easy Ways to Create a Plant-Based Summer Menu

The calendar may not officially say "summer" but that summertime vibe is definitely here. Somehow summertime seems to be less scheduled than other months of the year. This lack of structure can unknowingly impact your eating plan. You may find yourself on vacation, taking a long weekend, running [...]