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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New Year’s Resolution: Use Common Sense – 7 Easy Tips

There are so many “sources” of information these days. You can search for any type of information on the Internet. What you read is published by all sorts of people. Some are experts (“displaying special skill or knowledge derived from … Continue reading

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You Can Lead a Horse to Water But…

The new school lunch regulations have been reported this week as a “fix” for the poor eating habits of our children, but will it work? I’m a fan of the school lunch program, and feel it serves two purposes: 1) … Continue reading

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