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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

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This Holistic Nutritionist Recommends Colorful Salads

This holistic nutritionist recommends colorful salads. I have to admit that I’m not a huge fan of green salads. I have plenty of clients who eat a salad every day for lunch. Not me. Lettuce bores me. I’m more likely to enjoy an arugula salad. I’m all about flavor. And,

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Healthy Meal Plans: Try Spiralizing

Healthy meal plans now include spiralized vegetables as a stand-in for pasta. Many of us get pasta cravings from time to time. Why not try replacing them with vegetables that are in the shape of spaghetti noodles?   Healthy Meal Plans Focus on Vegetables   In case you’re new to

Healthy Meal Plans Include Nutritious Salads

Healthy meal plans include lots of fruits and vegetables. This salad has both.   Healthy Meal Plans Include Salads with Fruits & Vegetables     A healthy meal plan involves trying new foods. Don’t eat the same old boring green salad every day. Liven things up by being adventuresome. Have

Healthy Eating is About Making Healthy Substitutions

Healthy eating is not about depriving yourself of the flavors and dishes that you love to eat. Instead, it’s based on adding healthy foods to your diet and enjoying healthier versions of some of your favorite foods.   Painless Healthy Eating   Many of us grew up eating a lot

Healthy Eating for Weight Loss: Try Fresh Apple Salsa

Healthy eating for weight loss includes mixing things up so we don’t end up dreading yet another boring salad. In order to keep going with healthy eating for weight loss, it’s important to eat foods that are satisfying and that keep us feeling full for some time. The old English

Healthy Squash Recipe for a Weight Loss Diet

As a Certified Nutritionist, the most frequent recommendation I make to my clients who are on a weight loss diet is that they add vegetables to their meals. According to the UDSA’s dietary guidelines, an adult consuming 2,000 calories per day should be eating 2 1/2 cups of vegetables per

Healthy Eating Plan: Add Avocados to Dessert

A healthy eating plan can certainly include dessert. Rather than eating a treat made with lots of flour, butter and sugar, why not try something new? Here’s a tasty, easy to make dessert with a secret healthy ingredient—avocados. Avocados contain the type of healthy fat that is part of a

Recipes from a Holistic Nutritionist: Carrot Fries

Are you looking for a creative, tasty new recipe approved by a holistic nutritionist? Try this alternative to your French fry habit. The average American eats 29 pounds of French fries per year. Our excessive French fry consumption is associated with an increased risk of type 2 diabetes. This isn’t