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

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A Teaspoon of Honey Helps the Medicine Go Down

When my oldest son was little, Mary Poppins was on of his favorite movies. You may remember the song that states "A spoonful of sugar helps the medicine go down, in the most delightful way". This [...]

Summer Mango Tonic

I had 2 mangos on the counter that were quickly ripening and had several black spots on them. Rather than pitch them, I simply peeled them, peeled off the spots, and cut the remaining fruit off [...]

Clean Eating = Clean Kitchen and Pantry

While I don't love the vaguely defined term "clean eating", I do love a clean kitchen. Many of you may find that after stocking up for a pandemic, you may have items leftover that you didn't [...]

Is Lemon Water a Health Cure?

You may have read that drinking lemon water first thing in the morning has miraculous health benefits. Lemon water is simply water with the juice of a lemon (and perhaps lemon slices or rind as well) [...]

7 Tips to Reduce the Salt in Your Diet

Do you like salty food? Some people seem to be more salt sensitive than others. What tastes super salty to one, may taste fine to another. Sodium (a component of salt) has been shown [...]

Fast Facts About Seafood

Did you know that choosing seafood twice a week can help prevent heart disease? Seafood has many health benefits for children and adults. Seafood is quick to prepare, comes in a variety of forms (fresh, frozen, [...]

Are You at Risk for High Blood Pressure?

As a dietitian who has studied heart diseases and diet for nearly 30 years, I thought it would be a good time to review some blood pressure basics (I'm also in the middle of editing a [...]

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