If you're reading this, your doctor has probably told you that your cholesterol levels are too high. Maybe she put you on a medication to help lower cholesterol, or simply told you to consume less cholesterol-containing foods. No matter what you... Read more
We’re not nuts for saying it – a daily dose of nuts is a healthy way of snacking. Ditch the guilt and dig in. The only caution, keep it to about a handful.
Nuts have had a long-time bad rap as a high calorie, indulgent food that we s... Read more
In a college nutrition class I took back in the 90s, I overheard a classmate boasting to a small group about how she only ate fat-free food. Most of America was still in the clutches of the fat-free craze, and my classmate’s views weren’t... Read more
Peanut butter may be a household staple, but spreads made from other nuts and seeds can add nutrients and variety to your diet.
Peanut butter has that ideal balance between sweet and salty, making it the perfect companion for everything from who... Read more
Omega-3 fatty acids seem to be good for everything, and a new study of their effect on exercise-induced asthma is yet another example of the benefits of this healthy type of fat. A study at Indiana University found that adults with mild-to-moderate p... Read more
I make a healthy hot chocolate. Boil 1 cup Cashew milk then add 1 tbsp cocoa (i like dutch) and a few drops of dark chocolate stevia drops to sweeten....so yummy (if you want to splurge a little you can add a small dollop of low fat cool whip)... Read more
I'll have to look at that cashew milk...agreed on the dark chocolate almond milk...that's deadly stuff in terms of how good it is! :-) I like it better than chocolate cow's milk (aka the "real" stuff).... Read more
Walnuts are full of omega-3 fatty acids and diets that contain nuts help reduce the risks of heart disease and type 2 diabetes and help control weight. The healthy fats appear to be the secret nut ingredient that prevents heart disease. Not only waln... Read more
In 1992, “Lorenzo’s Oil” was a heart warming hit at the box office starring Nick Nolte and Susan Sarandon, who portrayed sympathetic parents who searched for a treatment for their son Lorenzo, who suffered from ALD (adrenoleukodystrophy), a genetic d... Read more
Stacks of boxes sit behind my desk most days. What's in them? Foods, usually snack foods. Sometimes we ask companies to send us these foods, and sometimes they send them out of the blue. Sometimes we get sent foods that are little odd. Those never ma... Read more
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