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  1. Chocolate and Wine – A Perfect Match

    Chocolate and Wine – A Perfect Match

    Whenever I tell someone that I’m a dietitian, they automatically think that I’m going to tell them what they cannot eat – the “bad” foods. Similarly, many of my clients look to me as the person who will take their favorite foods away from them. Across the board, people are surprised when they find out that I’m a “nice dietitian”.

  2. The Amazing Benefits of Water

    The Amazing Benefits of Water

    Water is amazing! Water can reverse the signs of aging, increase energy level and improve your overall health. In fact, water may be the single most important nutrient in our lives. Every system in our body depends on water from removing waste, to regulating body temperature, to lubricating joints, to name just a few. But, not only does water play a vital role in our general well being, it’s also a key... 

     

  3. The Importance of Eating Green Vegetables

    The Importance of Eating Green Vegetables

    Imagine a food so powerful that it can help you lose weight, reduce your risk of cancer, make you look younger, strengthen your bones and has even been purported to even help you live longer? Imagine if this food tasted good, was readily available and relatively inexpensive. No need to imagine, it’s a reality and they're called...

  4. October Ingredient of the Month: Pumpkin

    October Ingredient of the Month: Pumpkin

    Think of fall and what comes to your mind? Chances are it’s something along the lines of cooler temperatures, leaves changing colors and pumpkins. You’d be hard pressed to find another food that is so closely associated with a season. Pumpkins just... 

  5. Benefits of Eating Foods in Season

    Benefits of Eating Foods in Season

    It used to be you could only get cherries in summer or parsley in the spring. But in today’s world of global commerce, eating almost anything, at almost any time of the year is commonplace, but is that a good thing? Should we try to eat foods that are in season more often? We hear about eating locally, but what about seasonally? Are there benefits to eating foods in season? Yes. Eating foods that are in season is...

  6. Magic Weight Loss Foods?

    Magic Weight Loss Foods?

    Magic weight loss foods: foods that - just by the simple act of eating them - result in weight loss. Wouldn't that be incredible? Unfortunately it doesn't work that way. Losing weight isn't magic, it's math. And the math behind losing weight is pretty straightforward: consume fewer calories than you expend; 3,5000 calories per pound to be exact. In other words to lose just one pound of fat a week you'd need to eat 500 fewer calories each day or burn an extra 500 calories a day through exercise (or some combination thereof). Admittedly not all calories are alike. Different...

  7. Tomato Recipes: Tasty Summer Goodness

    Tomato Recipes: Tasty Summer Goodness

    One of the great things about tomatoes is that there are so many great things about them. You can eat them cooked, steamed, sun-dried or raw. They are so versitile and because there are so many varieties, some type of tomato is always in season...

  8. Tomato Trivia: A little insight into the world's most popular fruit

    Tomato Trivia: A little insight into the world's most popular fruit

    With so many varieties, colors, textures and tastes, the possibilities for tomato consumption are endless. But did you know that tomatoes were once feared to be poisonous? In fact, in Colonial times the thought was that if you ate a tomato, its "poison would turn your blood into acid"? Tomatoes didn't become a diet staple in Europe until...

  9. 10 Healthy Carbs You Should Be Eating

    10 Healthy Carbs You Should Be Eating

    Contributed by Jason Knapfel, a senior producer for DietsInReview.com, which provides the tools and information needed to shape a healthier you.While the low-carb craze has settled a bit in recent years, we still tend to demonize them indiscriminately."Carb" should not be a four-letter word in your vocabulary. While simple carbs are the ones that should be minimized, there are plenty of carbs that should be eaten on a regular basis.Here are 10 carb-packed foods that you should enjoy as part of a healthy diet: 1. 100% whole-wheat bread. Yes, bread. If you want to make your sandwiches healthier, drop the...

  10. An Apple a Day Keeps the Pounds Away

    An Apple a Day Keeps the Pounds Away

    EDITOR'S NOTE: Guest blogger Cynthia Parrott is a busy working woman who manages to find the time for fitness, diet and the writing of great advice for health-conscious women.I recently went apple picking. I know I can get apples anytime I want right at my local market but I just love picking and filling my own basket of fruit and carting it home. I chose a nice variety of organic apples, including bright green Granny Smith, Rome and Braeburns. Then i got home and realized as I sat surrounded by all these great apples, what was I now going...

  11. The Perfect Food for Your Fridge (and 9 ways to use it!)

    The Perfect Food for Your Fridge (and 9 ways to use it!)

    EDITOR'S NOTE: Guest blogger Cynthia Parrott is a busy working woman who manages to find the time for fitness, diet and the writing of great advice for health-conscious women.If I had to choose only one condiment to keep in my fridge, it would be a container of low-fat plain yogurt. It's healthy, nutritious, low in calories, and easy to use.Yogurt is also packed with protein, calcium and potassium.I like plain yogurt because it is naturally tart and so versatile that you can add herbs, spices or your favorite sweetener to it. You can also mix it into just about anything,...

  12. The Other Greens: Lettuce is Just the Tip of the Iceberg

    The Other Greens: Lettuce is Just the Tip of the Iceberg

    If iceberg lettuce is a mainstay of your diet, you need to know: The greens are greener on the other side of the produce department! Sally Ketchum takes a stroll down the greens aisle. **************************** Oh, dieting with iceberg lettuce! Take one head of crisp and beautifully cupped iceberg lettuce. Cut it into wedges neat enough to pass geometry class. Then, to add necessary flavor, dress the wedges with bountiful spoonfuls (and myriad calories!) of creamy Ranch Dressing, Thousand Island, Sour Cream Dressing, Cream Cheese...

  13. 5 Foods to Fight High Cholesterol

    5 Foods to Fight High Cholesterol

    Contributed by Jason Knapfel, a content creator for DietsInReview.com, which provides the tools and information needed to shape a healthier you.September is National Cholesterol Awareness Month.You should always take care of your cholesterol levels, but now that cholesterol is in the spotlight, let's take a look at some foods that can lower your high cholesterol, or keep it at a healthy level.1. GarlicThis potent herb, affectionately referred to as "the stinking rose," will actually keep your health in full bloom for years to come. Many studies have demonstrated the benefits of regular garlic consumption for healthy cholesterol levels, not to...

  14. Supermarket Sense: 7 Shopping Tips for the Busy Woman

    Supermarket Sense: 7 Shopping Tips for the Busy Woman

    Meet guest blogger Cynthia Parrott, a busy working woman who manages to find the time for fitness, diet and the writing of great advice for health-conscious women like you. One of the most tedious chores for us women has to be... grocery shopping.Supermarkets are the size of shopping malls. They're overstocked with so many different choices and varieties of everything under the sun that a shopping trip can last hours and quickly empty our wallets.I cannot count the number of times I went to the supermarket with good intentions and ended up with something completely different: a toaster (mine was...

  15. Savor the Tastes: Good Food & a Great Garden

    Savor the Tastes: Good Food & a Great Garden

    My favorite food writer, Michigan's own Sally Ketchum, is back with a look at taste. You'll savor Sally's musings on how different foods appeal to our sense of taste.And for dessert, Sally tosses in a few timely tips for all of us green thumb-challenged home gardeners.Take it away Sally...Savoring the Tastes: Good Food & a Great Gardenby Sally KetchumSpecial for www.DiettoGo.comAh, tastings! Smart dieters know taste is a premier fat fighter. You know taste: sweet, sour, salty and bitter. Four of them. Yet, in India, chefs consider a fifth taste-hot/pungent. Makes me think Cajun food. Still another taste-UMAMI-is recognized...

  16. Foolish-Sounding Foods: Banana 'n Popcorn Salad Anyone?

    Foolish-Sounding Foods: Banana 'n Popcorn Salad Anyone?

    In honor of April Fool's Day, food writer Sally Ketchum is serving up a fun look back at some of the zanier concoctions to ever grace our dinner tables.Get ready to sink your teeth into a banana 'n popcorn salad or how about a tomato frappe which is little more than a frozen can of soup!Take it away Sally... and happy April Fool's everyone.Silly Foods Through the AgesThroughout history cooks have concocted food eminently suitable for the April Fool's table. Many times, the concoctions are the result or famine or a depression.The Irish ate Seaweed (and now we have sushi),...

  17. Monday Meanderings: 4 Superfoods for Super Health

    Monday Meanderings: 4 Superfoods for Super Health

    By following my Diet-to-Go Low-Fat Traditional meal plan, I am eating foods that fit nicely into the suggested dietary guidelines of major health organizations like the American Heart Association and American Dietetic Association.It's nice to have good foods sent to me. I don't have to worry about plotting out a healthy week of dining. Nor do I have to go shopping and sidestep all those dietary landmines while buying only healthy foods.Why is it such a big deal? Well, most of us don't have a degree in nutrition nor do we take the time to research and study the foods...

  18. Giving Thanks, Going Green + Cornbread Stuffing, Sweet Potato Pie

    Giving Thanks, Going Green + Cornbread Stuffing, Sweet Potato Pie

    I want to share with you some healthy tips and anecdotes to kick off the holiday season. It has been a tumultuous year for many however there is always something to give thanks for and our health is just one of those things.Here are a few things that can keep us counting our blessings as well as a few treats to celebrate them!Reduce, Reuse, RecycleReduce the amount of waste you produce by buying only as much as you need and choosing products that come in packaging that can be recycled. Carry reusable bags when you do your shopping, and use...

  19. The 25 Super Immunity Foods: Are You Getting Enough?

    The 25 Super Immunity Foods: Are You Getting Enough?

    Who doesn't want fewer colds, softer skin or youthful vitality? Frances Sheridan Goulart, author of the ever-popular Super Healing Foods (McGraw-Hill), now brings you a program for the 25 foods that strengthen the body's six immune centers and help heal and reverse the most common ailments. Super Immunity Foods: A Complete Program to Boost Wellness, Speed Recovery, and Keep Your Body Strong (McGraw-Hill) focuses on the top 25 foods and provides a simple plan that you can easily incorporate into your lifestyle.With delicious recipes and complete menus, the newer, healthier you is just within reach. Ready to achieve optimal...

  20. Nutrition Diva: Fish Oil & Omega-3s

    Nutrition Diva: Fish Oil & Omega-3s

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