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Buy the “Dirty Dozen”, Don’t Buy INTO It

The Environmental Working Group’s latest annual “Dirty Dozen” list of fruits and vegetables with the most pesticide residues could scare...

National Nutrition Month: Got FLAVOR Diversity? Go Global!

March should probably be called International Nutrition Month, as this year’s theme is “Celebrate a World of Flavors.” It’s all...

A VERY Plant-Based Meal — With Beef!

Some people are surprised to learn that I, as a registered dietitian-nutritionist, eat meat, including beef.  For some reason, they...

A “Scientific” Definition for “Processed Foods” (uh, oh!)

“Processed foods” have become the new trans-fat. Nearly everyone talking about all processed foods hits them with a “nasty” stick....

News Flash: POTATOES ARE OK AGAIN!

The poor potato has been playing defense for years now.  I speak of “white potatoes”, the poor stepchild of sweet...

“Clean Eating” and “Clean Labels” — What’s The Deal?

“Clean food is healthier.” “Only eat foods with ingredients you can pronounce.” “Only buy foods with clean labels.”  Sound confusing...

The Real Juice on Juice In A Diet: Yes Or No?

Every so often, the juicing craze re-emerges. People start juicing all manner of fruits and veggies for smoothies and other...

Diet Or Exercise: What Matters More For Weight Loss?

“Exercise doesn’t matter. You just have to eat less”  “Diet doesn’t matter much, as long as you exercise.” A new...

Resolutions? OUT! Habits Are The New Black

New Year’s resolutions?  Ho-hum.  According to a new study, most New Year’s resolutions, at least those related to eating and...

Know MSG & You’ll Never “No MSG”!

NOTE: I’ve partnered with The Glutamate Association for many years, but this post is strictly my own – all based...