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A Well Balanced Diet & Vegetables

A well balanced diet includes many vegetables. In fact, as a Certified Nutritionist, I am fond of telling my clients that to lose weight and keep it off they need to “make friends with vegetables.” I give them a pictorial handout that gives them some good ideas about how to

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Healthy Nutrition and Sweet Potatoes

Healthy nutrition is provided by eating a wide range of fruits and vegetables. Sweet potatoes are a good addition to a healthy diet. The Healthy Nutrition in Sweet Potatoes Looking for healthy nutrition? Ditch your French fries and grill up some sweet potatoes. You’ll save calories too! One medium, baked

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How to Avoid Heart Disease

Want to avoid heart disease? A healthy diet can make a real difference in your efforts to keep heart disease at bay. Health Disease Prevention Benefits of Couscous If you’ve never tried couscous, here’s some useful information about it. Couscous is a processed grain product made from little balls of

Healthy Meal Plans Should Be Adventuresome

Healthy meal plans should be adventuresome. That means trying new foods to see if you like them. As a Nutritionist, I find that most of my weight loss clients are eating very few vegetables. I advise my clients to sample a lot of different vegetables, especially ones they’ve never tried

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Nutritionists Recommend Healthy Swaps

Nutritionists like me are always dreaming up satisfying ways to help clients get heathier and lose weight. One proven technique is to swap less caloric healthy foods for those high in simple carbs, fat, and sugar. Nutritionists Like the Cauliflower Swap Nutritionists often suggest roasted or riced cauliflower as an

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Diabetic Diets Include Pumpkin

Diabetic diets should include pumpkin. Use it fresh or canned. Make sure the canned pumpkin contains only pureed pumpkin. Many people think of pumpkins as little more than a Halloween decoration or a Thanksgiving pie filling. However, it may be time to rethink this plump, nutritious orange plant.   Pumpkin

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Nutritionists Recommend Eating Cauliflower

Nutritionists recommend eating cauliflower despite its white color. In most cases white starches are foods that have been stripped of their nutrition. For example, white rice and white bread have very little healthy nutrition. Nutritionists Recommend Eating Vegetables Nutritionists like me advise weight loss clients to eat low calorie nutritious

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A Balanced Diet Includes Healthy Fats

A balanced diet includes healthy fats. For a long time the USDA advised us to limit all fats, under the mistaken assumption that eating fats would make us fat. So, we all switched to low-fat and non-fat foods that were both unappetizing and unsatiating. They were also less healthy, since

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Healthy Eating with Roasted Vegetables

Healthy eating means eating more vegetables. All the reputable research is pointing towards plant-based diets as being the most healthful diets.   Michael Greger, MD, is a general practitioner specializing in clinical nutrition and is a founding member and Fellow of the American College of Lifestyle Medicine. He currently teaches