Nutrition

Wine and Heart Health

Today is National Drink Wine Day. Drinking wine has often been reported to have cardioprotective effects - meaning it helps prevent heart disease. The question is, what is the science behind that and does it hold up? The question began with something called the French Paradox, which has been seen in some other European countries… Continue reading Wine and Heart Health

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Nutrition Claims on Foods

I read a couple interesting research articles recently related to nutrient claims on foods and whether that correlated to actual changes in the foods. Many of us remember years ago how often the "reduced fat" version of some foods actually had MORE calories due to the added sugars, etc they put in to improve the… Continue reading Nutrition Claims on Foods

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More tips for healthy eating during a pandemic

I like to keep posts fairly short and sweet around here. Especially right now, I often don't have the world's greatest attention span. Small steps help me. I hope you enjoyed my tips last week and found them helpful. Here are a few more tips for eating healthy while staying safe during this pandemic. 1.… Continue reading More tips for healthy eating during a pandemic

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Eating healthy and reducing stress during a pandemic

Pandemic life shouldn't be THAT different than my regular life. I'm generally home with 3 of my 4 kids everyday anyway. But trying to get a good schedule and routine where I have time for posting here is harder than I anticipated. Also, I want to make sure things I am posting right now are… Continue reading Eating healthy and reducing stress during a pandemic

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Added Sugars and Nutrition Labels

How much sugar should we eat? Is high fructose corn syrup bad for me? What sweeteners should I use in my home? These are questions I frequently get asked. A dietitian friend of mine, Melanie Betz (@the.kidney.dietitian) did a great post on instagram recently about sugar. First off. Sugar is sugar is sugar. I don't… Continue reading Added Sugars and Nutrition Labels

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Go Red for Women

Today is National Wear Red Day, part of American Heart Month and the Go Red for Women Campaign. The purpose is to raise awareness of cardiac disease risk factors and prevention, especially in women. More women die from cardiovascular disease in the United States than all kinds of cancer combined. I think heart disease is… Continue reading Go Red for Women

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GMO’s – Good or Bad?

I recently listened to a very interesting podcast about bananas on Freakonomics. It highlighted how modern farming techniques have made producing bananas fairly inexpensive. Bananas are one of the most popular fruits in the world. However, this plentiful fruit is at risk of extinction due to a fungus. This risk is partly due to our… Continue reading GMO’s – Good or Bad?