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23 02, 2018

Grains: The Misunderstood Food Group

By |2019-06-26T13:51:09-04:00February 23rd, 2018|DASH Diet/Wellness, Food Facts, Heart Disease, Uncategorized, Weight Management|Comments Off on Grains: The Misunderstood Food Group

I attended a food and nutrition conference in which Julie Miller Jones spoke about popular weight loss diets in a session sponsored by the Grain Foods Foundation, but the following thoughts and opinions are my own. With the popularity of the "keto diet" fad and other low carbohydrate [...]

6 12, 2017

Your Holiday Guide to Good Eating: It’s Time for (a) Toast

By |2019-06-26T13:50:41-04:00December 6th, 2017|DASH Diet/Wellness, Food Facts, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Your Holiday Guide to Good Eating: It’s Time for (a) Toast

Really, your diet just needs to be good enough, not perfect. I have written a lot of nutrition articles over the past 20 years, including some that revolved around staying healthy during the holidays. Many times I've written about food swaps and ways to eat smart at holiday [...]

3 06, 2015

Why Portions Matter Most – Sodium, Fat, Calories

By |2015-06-03T14:46:04-04:00June 3rd, 2015|DASH Diet/Wellness, Food Facts, Heart Disease, Uncategorized, Weight Management|Comments Off on Why Portions Matter Most – Sodium, Fat, Calories

When I help people understand the principles of the DASH Diet, I emphasize eating more vegetables, fruit and lowfat dairy. But I also must mention that saturated fat, sodium and calories are important too. Sometimes folks will ask about reading food labels, and how to choose a food [...]