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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 [...]

1 05, 2018

Take the DASH Diet Challenge

By |2020-10-14T13:50:09-04:00May 1st, 2018|DASH Diet/Wellness, Easy Cooking, Heart Disease, Uncategorized, Weight Management|Comments Off on Take the DASH Diet Challenge

May is High Blood Pressure Month. If you have hypertension (high blood pressure), I encourage you to adopt the DASH Diet lifestyle.  DASH Diet  has been shown to lower blood pressure, and is also linked to better brain health, good diabetes control, less depression, and weight control. While you may [...]

3 05, 2017

More Matters: Canned Veggies can be Easy Ways to Add More Veggies

By |2019-08-27T15:37:34-04:00May 3rd, 2017|DASH Diet/Wellness, Easy Cooking, Family meals, Just for Fun|Comments Off on More Matters: Canned Veggies can be Easy Ways to Add More Veggies

You know that adding more fruits and vegetables to your diet should be a weekly goal. This dish is a variation of my coauthor and culinary dietitian Cindy Kleckner's Southwest Corn with Chipotle Peppers, from DASH Diet For Dummies® (check out Toby Smithson's video here). Adding black beans provides more fiber, [...]

16 01, 2017

Stop Eating Plain, Boring Vegetables

By |2019-06-26T13:52:48-04:00January 16th, 2017|DASH Diet/Wellness, Easy Cooking, Food Facts, Heart Disease, Uncategorized, Weight Management|Comments Off on Stop Eating Plain, Boring Vegetables

By now, you've heard that DASH Diet is voted one of the best diet plan to follow. I'm talking lifestyle here. For life. Just about any sensible diet plan, that's supported by science, will be recommending you add more vegetables to your diet. You know you are supposed [...]

19 06, 2014

Cooking: A Strategy to Better Health

By |2014-06-19T19:04:17-04:00June 19th, 2014|Easy Cooking, Uncategorized, Weight Management|Comments Off on Cooking: A Strategy to Better Health

This really isn’t news to many, but cooking at home is good for your health. Cooking at home through the week will likely result in better food, more nutrients, less calories and less sodium than eating out too often. It also can heighten the family's awareness about where food [...]

2 05, 2014

High Blood Pressure Education Month -the DASH Diet: A Way of Life that Tastes Good and is Sustainable

By |2014-05-02T17:21:14-04:00May 2nd, 2014|Heart Disease, Uncategorized|Comments Off on High Blood Pressure Education Month -the DASH Diet: A Way of Life that Tastes Good and is Sustainable

May is High Blood Pressure Education Month, and one in three Americans have it. High blood pressure (hypertension) is a leading risk factor for stroke and is often referred to as the "silent killer", since you may feel no apparent symptoms. Yet high blood pressure will cause damage [...]

11 03, 2014

Try A New Vegetable for National Nutriton Month®

By |2014-03-11T20:25:20-04:00March 11th, 2014|Easy Cooking, Food Facts, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Try A New Vegetable for National Nutriton Month®

When I was a kid, my father and grandfather grew a huge vegetable garden. Between the two of them we had a variety of tomatoes, peas, string beans, greens, squash, broccoli, corn, onions, potatoes, carrots, and beets. There's a picture in my parent's family album of me holding [...]

9 01, 2013

2013 Trends in Food and Eating

By |2013-01-09T10:00:53-05:00January 9th, 2013|Food Facts, Uncategorized|Comments Off on 2013 Trends in Food and Eating

Each year, several strategic foodie groups predict the upcoming trends for the year. So you may want to be trendy and add "Eat More Vegetables" and "Cook More" to your resolutions. Cauliflower is in! Move over kale as chefs find new ways to enjoy this cruciferous veggie. Vegetable [...]