It’s Not Just About the Scale: Losing Weight without Losing Your Wallet

You’ve been on a mission. You’re trying to drop a few pounds, and it’s not happening. Weight loss is hard, at any age, but it gets even more difficult as you age. Your metabolism is the process in which your … Continue reading

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Nine Foods that Lower Blood Pressure

The DASH Diet is the best eating plan to follow if you have high blood pressure, or have a family history of high blood pressure (also called hypertension). While adopting an entire eating plan can be daunting – especially if … Continue reading

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Take the DASH Diet Challenge

May is High Blood Pressure Month. If you have hypertension (high blood pressure), I encourage you to adopt the DASH Diet lifestyle. DASH Diet has been shown to lower blood pressure, and is also linked to better brain health, good diabetes control, … Continue reading

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More Matters: Canned Veggies can be Easy Ways to Add More Veggies

You know that adding more fruits and vegetables to your diet should be a weekly goal. This dish is a variation of my coauthor and culinary dietitian Cindy Kleckner’s Southwest Corn with Chipotle Peppers, from DASH Diet For Dummies® (check out Toby … Continue reading

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Stop Eating Plain, Boring Vegetables

By now, you’ve heard that DASH Diet is voted one of the best diet plan to follow. I’m talking lifestyle here. For life. Just about any sensible diet plan, that’s supported by science, will be recommending you add more vegetables … Continue reading

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High Blood Pressure Education Month -the DASH Diet: A Way of Life that Tastes Good and is Sustainable

May is High Blood Pressure Education Month, and one in three Americans have it. High blood pressure (hypertension) is a leading risk factor for stroke and is often referred to as the “silent killer”, since you may feel no apparent … Continue reading

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Try A New Vegetable for National Nutriton Month®

When I was a kid, my father and grandfather grew a huge vegetable garden. Between the two of them we had a variety of tomatoes, peas, string beans, greens, squash, broccoli, corn, onions, potatoes, carrots, and beets. There’s a picture … Continue reading

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Easy Ways to Add DASH Diet Food to Your Diet: Walnuts, Seeds, Grains, Veggies, Dairy

The DASH Diet isn’t just beneficial for lowering blood pressure, but has been ranked the number one diet overall for weight loss and health. One of the key principles of the diet is adding a wider variety of vegetables to … Continue reading

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