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Chew The Facts®2023-03-20T17:52:35-04:00

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Foods for your Heart

February is heart month, but you want to care for your heart all year long. DASH Diet is an excellent approach to heart-healthy living. It's important to be aware of your personal health needs and risks. [...]

Try something different: Bean Toast

Move over avocado toast, I'm starting a new trend: Bean Toast. Beans are rich in fiber, a great source of potassium, and magnesium. Most Americans need more fiber in their diets. The recommended daily intake is [...]

Come Over to the Sandwich Side

Can we talk?  I've been fighting misinformation in the food, diet and nutrition social media space for over 15 years. It's like a snowball rolling down an infinite snowy mountain, impossible to catch. The mission of [...]

2023 Best Diet Rankings

US News and World Report released its annual Best Diet report for 2023. The Mediterranean Diet ranks as number one overall diet, with DASH Diet in the top 3 category, tied for 2nd place with the [...]

Add Mindful Balance to the Holiday Season

Weight management is an important part of staying healthy, preventing disease (diabetes, high blood pressure, heart disease) and feeling good.  However, weight loss is much more challenging for some than others. Most registered dietitians agree that [...]

Leftover Makeover: Mashed Potato Ball Appetizer

Got 3-day old leftover mashed potatoes? I have a delicious solution. Don't waste them, make them into these crowd-pleasing appetizer. You can add one or more eggs and adjust the grated cheese and seasoning depending on [...]

10 Ways to Rock Your Holiday Leftovers

You went grocery shopping, you bought things, you cooked, you have leftovers. Food costs are at an all-time high. This is your moment to pledge not to pitch food into the kitchen trash can! Whether you [...]

Simple Homemade Reduced Sugar Cranberry Sauce

Sugar gets a bad rap. It's blamed for many of our countries health issues, but these claims are misleading. The US Dietary Guidelines for Americans recommends we consume less than 10 percent of our calories come [...]