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Jun 02 2014

Secret Sauce Can Reduce Heart Disease

Last year the delicious tasting Mediterranean diet beat out a low-fat diet for treating cardiovascular disease and a sauce known as Sofrito was part of the dietary prescription that led to healthier hearts.   Participants on the Mediterranean diets were asked to eat Sofrito at least twice per week.   The sauce is made by slowly [...]

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May 07 2014

Why Accountable Care Organizations May Change How We Diet

You may notice something new when you go to your doctor.  He or she may actually talk to you about your weight and for the first time you might hear evidenced-based guidance on weight loss.  Health care providers participating in Accountable Care Organizations (ACO) will be measuring height and weight on their ACO patients, assessing [...]

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May 05 2014

Why I like Bob’s Red Mill Whey Protein Powder

Whey protein powder is an easy way to boost protein in the morning: Read Redesigning Breakfast. A July 2010 article Alert: Protein drinks You don’t need the extra protein or the heavy metals our tests found in Consumer Reports revealed “Some protein drinks can even pose health risks, including exposure to potentially harmful heavy metals, [...]

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Apr 02 2014

Butter is Back?

Eating butter in moderation has never been the problem,   adding butter to the typical American menu of  highly processed, refined and salty food is the problem. The issue of whether butter hurts our heart took on new energy this Spring. Researchers writing in the Annals of Internal Medicine looked at the role of diet in heart disease and [...]

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Mar 17 2014

How to Eat a Hot Dog

When hot dogs are on the family menu, and calories are a concern, serve hotdogs with non-starchy vegetables instead of baked beans or even fries. One hot dog in a roll and 1 cup baked beans will carry about 620 calories and 87 g of carbohydrate. Eat two hot dogs and calories reach 870 calories and over 100 [...]

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