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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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May 13 2013

Avocado Avocados are a great source of healthy unsaturated fat,  rich in flavor and, also provide vital nutrients and phytochemicals.  The total calories of an avocado (serving size 1/5 medium [30g/1oz]) is 50 per serving (35 calories from fat) or 250 calories for a whole avocado. In the recipe for Cabbage Slaw  below they replace [...]

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Apr 06 2013

Healthy Kitchens, Healthy Lives

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  I was fortunate to attend Healthy Kitchens, Healthy Lives- Caring for Our Patients and Ourselves, a continuing medical education conference co-presented by the Culinary Institute of America and the Harvard School of Public Health. As they promise in their write-up it was a “feast of scientific, clinical and culinary delights” and they delivered.The next [...]

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Mar 13 2013

Want your Child to Eat Better? Try adding Bite-size Vegetables to Snacks

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      New research by Brian Wansink  has found the addition of bite-size carrots, broccoli or peppers reduced the total amount of food eaten while snacking and watching TV . The researchers compared the amount of calories consumed in four different snacks while young children, grades 3-6 watched TV for 45 minutes. The children [...]

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Mar 04 2013

How To Help Your Child Eat Better

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      If you are worrying about your child’s diet don’t allow it to poison your relationship with your child or his relationship with food. Channel your worries into positive actions, but do not respond by imposing food restrictions. You cannot control what your child wants to eat, or how much he eats; you [...]

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