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Do You Have to Avoid Salt to Lower Blood Pressure?

If you have high blood pressure (also called hypertension), your doctor should have suggested that you modify your diet. Physicians use an algorithm to decide what your cardiovascular risk is that evaluates several factors. Your body [...]

Buffalo Chicken Mac-N-Cheese

You don't have to be a fancy cook to learn how to make a white sauce. A Bechamel sauce is a basic white sauce. Often you may associate creamy sauces with "unhealthy" or calorie-laden, but when [...]

Genetic Modification and Plant Breeding

When I began writing a nutrition column over twenty years ago, most dietitians or doctors did not have the topic, "where do plants come from", on their radar . Both would agree that eating plenty of [...]

Choosing Fruits and Vegetables

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 [...]

The Juxtaposition of Processed Plant-Based Burgers

You've probably been hearing a lot about all of the new plant-based burgers coming into the market. Beef burger replacements are exploding. While I am always intrigued to see new technology applications in the food space, [...]

How to Set Health Goals that Stick

Some of you may be in denial that it's September. Have no fear, summer is not over yet! There's still time to soak up some fun and sun, but the cool thing about September is that [...]

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 [...]

Fast Meals with an Air Fryer

I am not an appliance person. I prefer my knife and a cutting board to dragging out a food processor (although I do own a small one, and it's handy for dips and whipping up certain [...]

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