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How much sugar should we be consuming? According to the World Health Organization, we should be consuming no more than 10 percent of our daily calories from added sugar (table sugar and sugars added to packaged foods when processed). The…...

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Healthy eating on the road is a challenge. We all know that. But healthy travel depends on our ability to do so. When traveling, you have three approaches to healthy eating: 1) You can look for higher quality, healthier food…...

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When it comes to potato chips, I tend to stay clear.  From a nutritional perspective, they define the empty calorie food: They are generally high in fat and low in everything else (10 grams of fat, including 2 grams of…...

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When it comes to shopping for healthy and organic foods, I’ve heard many people complain about the price, stating that it is much more expensive than unhealthy foods.  Sure, Whole Foods may not be cheap, but there are many other…...

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I’m a big nut lover (keep it clean, people).  In all seriousness, I love nuts: They have a wonderful taste that makes most dishes robust and flavorful.  Nuts, in general, are wonderful for your health.  And, if you are a…...

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A long time favorite of the beloved Bugs Bunny, carrots are emblematic of fall and winter.  Root vegetables are particularly in-season during cold weather, as they are protected by the earth from the colder temperatures.  As you may already know,…...

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Ahhh…apple season is in full swing.  And, with 36 states growing apples, it is fair to say that many of us have some picking to do!  Taking a big bite out of a freshly-picked delicious apple has the season of…...

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When summer is in full swing, it is hard to resist the temptation of fresh made guacamole.  I’m a sucker for it.  The wonderful combination of avocado, tomato, onion, salt and lime is like heaven in a dip.  And, with…...

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Ever since I was a child, I loved vegetables.  My mother used to call me a rabbit, and I would call her lucky.  Granted, I was a bit picky in that I only liked my veggies raw, but still, what…...

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I’m a big label reader.  If I don’t know a product and what it contains, I immediately look at the nutrition facts and ingredients to get a better understanding of how healthy or unhealthy the food is.  It is completely…...

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