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1 09, 2021

Quick & Dirty Tips to Add Fruits and Veggies

By Rosanne Rust|2021-09-01T09:12:45-04:00September 1st, 2021|Easy Cooking, Family meals, Food Facts, Food Trends, Wellness|Comments Off on Quick & Dirty Tips to Add Fruits and Veggies

September is National Fruits & Veggies Month! Your role is important because we are right in the middle of a fruit and vegetable consumption crisis. Close to 9 in 10 Americans still do not eat enough of them! It's the perfect time to set goals to [...]

26 01, 2021

Nutrition Tips for Teens and Young Adults

By Rosanne Rust|2021-04-21T11:57:03-04:00January 26th, 2021|Easy Cooking, Family, Family meals, Heart Disease, Recipe, Wellness|Comments Off on Nutrition Tips for Teens and Young Adults

According to the Dietary Guidelines for Americans, the U.S. Department of Agriculture calls for a minimum intake of 1.5 cups of fruit and 2.5 cups of vegetables for girls 14 to 18 years old and 2 cups of fruit and 3 cups of vegetables for boys in that age group. [...]

11 08, 2020

My New Book Launched: DASH Diet for Two

By Rosanne Rust|2024-01-10T05:38:42-05:00August 11th, 2020|Book Review, DASH Diet/Wellness, Easy Cooking, Family, Family meals, Health Professionals, Healthy Aging, Heart Disease, Wellness|1 Comment

Drum roll please...I'm very excited to see my new cookbook launch today. This is the first cookbook I've authored solo. It's full of recipes that I have cooked for my family. You'll enjoy 125 healthy recipes that can fit into a DASH lifestyle that helps lower blood pressure. [...]

2 01, 2020

DASH Diet Continues in Top 3 with Best Diet Ranking

By Rosanne Rust|2023-06-10T11:29:25-04:00January 2nd, 2020|Book Review, DASH Diet/Wellness, Easy Cooking, Health Professionals, Heart Disease, Weight Management, Wellness|Comments Off on DASH Diet Continues in Top 3 with Best Diet Ranking

The news is in. For a decade, the DASH Diet has been ranked as one of the top 3 diets by an expert panel at US News and World Report (#1 for eight years, and #2 the last two).  It tied with a Flexitarian Diet (4/.1/5), and was [...]

23 09, 2019

Choosing Fruits and Vegetables

By Rosanne Rust|2023-10-11T11:03:45-04:00September 23rd, 2019|Family, Food Facts, Wellness|3 Comments

September is National Fruit and Veggie Month - a time celebrate all things fruits and vegetables and encourage consumers to eat more of them every day. Are you avoiding some fruits and vegetables based on how they were farmed? Do you know the difference between conventional and organic [...]

22 03, 2019

Just Wash It – Ignore the Dirty Dozen

By Rosanne Rust|2019-08-27T15:52:04-04:00March 22nd, 2019|Food Facts, Food Trends, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Just Wash It – Ignore the Dirty Dozen

The Environmental Working Group (EWG) sends out a powerful marketing campaign every year, (kale-haters may love this year's list) but it's just a myth that keeps on giving. You'd think the "DONATE NOW" button is a tip-off. It's the epitome of bad science. For years, the EWG has [...]

26 06, 2018

Nine Foods that Lower Blood Pressure

By Rosanne Rust|2023-03-21T12:43:45-04:00June 26th, 2018|DASH Diet/Wellness, Food Facts, Healthy Aging, Heart Disease, Uncategorized, Weight Management|1 Comment

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 [...]

3 01, 2013

New Year’s Resolution: Use Common Sense – 7 Easy Tips

By Rosanne Rust|2023-12-19T14:36:17-05:00January 3rd, 2013|Heart Disease, Uncategorized, Weight Management|Comments Off on New Year’s Resolution: Use Common Sense – 7 Easy Tips

There are so many "sources" of information these days. You can search for any type of information on the Internet. What you read is published by all sorts of people. Some are experts ("displaying special skill or knowledge derived from training or experience") some are journalists, and some [...]