Can a Healthy, Budget-friendly Diet Include Processed Food?

You may have read several news pieces about the recent study comparing two small groups of people who were offered the same amount of calories of either “ultra-processed food” or “whole foods”, but only the ultra-processed food group gained weight. … Continue reading

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The Mighty Microbiome: Four Quick Tips to Feeding Your Gut

In a session sponsored by Beneo earlier this year, I learned more about how certain fibers interact with the gut’s flora. I was not compensated to write this post, and the thoughts expressions are my own. This post includes affiliate … Continue reading

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May is High Blood Pressure Month – Get Checked!

May is High Blood Pressure Month – a time to bring awareness to your blood pressure. Have you had yours checked? It’s normal for our blood pressure to fluctuate during the day, but consistent high blood pressure (called Hypertension) causes … Continue reading

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Real World Research on Weight Loss

I attended a conference session, sponsored by Dupont earlier this year about weight loss and weight maintenance, presented by obesity expert Dr. James Hill. Obesity is a popular topic of discussion among exerts and non-experts alike. There’s no shortage of … Continue reading

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3 Easy Steps to Planning Family Snack Time

I’ve written about family mealtime in the past, and have supported the idea of “eating together is better” since the late 1990s. Since we know sitting down to eat together supports the physical and emotional growth of children – but … Continue reading

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Are Snacks Replacing Mealtime?

It seems that Americans continue to idealize a traditional mealtime routine, even though eating rarely happens that way. I recently attended a conference session, sponsored by Bush Brothers & Company, that addressed the topic of meals and snacks. Consumer data … Continue reading

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Where Are You Getting Your Nutrition Advice?

March ushers in National Nutrition Month® – a month to reflect on your eating and exercise habits, and make positive lifestyle changes. It’s also a time when registered dietitians try to convince you to find your diet and nutrition advice … Continue reading

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Snacking Can Be Heart-Healthy

It’s Heart Month, and it’s a good idea to gradually add more heart-healthy foods to your overall diet. If you are trying to follow a DASH Diet plan and lifestyle, one strategy is to choose well at snack time. Research … Continue reading

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