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Chew The Facts®2020-02-01T14:55:48-05:00

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Asparagus: An Elegant Spring Vegetable

My father had a robust vegetable garden for years before deciding to plant asparagus. After he passed, we continued the tradition. Asparagus is a perennial, and once seedlings grow, it will take a couple of years [...]

Blood Pressure Lowering Ricotta Banana Bread

If you've been diagnosed with hypertension (high blood pressure), your doctor may have recommended some lifestyle changes. Diet, exercise, stress reduction and compliance with medication are all part of the plan. If you are already physically [...]

Are Most Supplements Worth It?

Are there quick fixes for better sleep and more energy? ⁣Quick? The short answer? No. However can you improve your sleep and have more energy? Yes!! Managing your health will lead to improved sleep, more energy, [...]

Enchiladas with Special Sauce

If you want quick and easy meals through the week, consider some batch cooking. Roast extra sheet pan veggies, double the brown rice or make a double recipe of a chili mixture. Cooking extra when you [...]

Personalizing Your Plate

This year's theme for National Nutrition Month® is about personalizing your plate. I encourage you to work on this all year long. Every five years the USDA publishes the Dietary Guidelines for Americans (DGA). The DGA [...]

Stuffed Mini Potato Bites

Growing up in Pittsburgh, we often went to the St. Patrick's Day parade. My godfather was a city detective, and while he was Italian, his wife was Irish, and I always enjoyed celebrating St. Paddy's Day [...]

Health Professionals: Changing How We View Obesity

I attended a virtual conference session sponsored by Novo Nordisk, but was not paid for this post. The thoughts and opinions voiced here are my own. It’s Obesity Care Week. After decades of practice in the [...]

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