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5 Health Benefits of Tea + How to Brew the Perfect Cup

Health benefits of tea

I’m going to give you the bottom line right at the start of this post: The health benefits of tea largely come from their phytochemical disease-fighters, particularly flavonoids and other polyphenol compounds. These are the same types of health-boosting compounds found in fruits, vegetables and…

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Creamy Tomato Soup: a healthy version

Healthy Tomato Soup recipe

How to make a healthy creamy tomato soup Pureeing the typical ingredients with a of bit bread transforms this tomato soup into something rich and creamy. And the bread adds a mere 30 calories and 5 grams of carbohydrate per serving – a boon to dieters…

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Jumping Over Healthy Eating Obstacles

Get passed healthy eating obstacles

This time of year is booby-trapped with obstacles to healthy eating and healthy living. Holiday baking, holiday parties, holiday shopping, lack of time, lack of sleep, lack of energy. The list of healthy eating obstacles goes on. The keys to success are thinking ahead and…

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Diabetes Myths … Busted Part 3

ice cream and cake

In my first diabetes myths post this month, I busted a myth about fruit and another about when to measure blood sugar levels. Part 2 tackled myths about snacking and special diets. Today’s myths are two more that my patients, clients and readers have struggled with. You still…

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Yes! People with Diabetes CAN Eat Eggs

This post is sponsored by the Egg Nutrition Center. I’ve received compensation for my time only. I have complete control over the content. Please read my full disclosure policy. Recently a new patient with diabetes came in with a list of several foods she was…

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Diabetes Myths … Busted, Part 2

Diabetes Myths

I’m playing diabetes myth buster again today. Last week’s post busted two diabetes myths – one about eating fruit and another about when to measure blood sugar levels. Today’s myths are two more that I hear often from my clients and others. Don’t forget that…

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Diabetes Myths … Busted!

Diabetes myths

Does it seem like everyone wants to give you diabetes advice? Eat this, but don’t eat that. Stop eating by 7 pm. Don’t go more than four hours without eating. As both a registered dietitian nutritionist and a certified diabetes educator, I see so many overwhelmed…

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Are You at Risk for Type 2 Diabetes? Find out.

Diabetes Month

November is American Diabetes Month®. Both diabetes and prediabetes are manageable. And I can help. In observance of this important month, I’m offering you a chance to win a free copy of my book Diabetes Weight Loss – Week by Week and another chance to win…

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Healthy Freezer Meals: Curried Chicken and Chickpea Stew

Healthy Meals for the Freezer

I answered my daughter’s desperate call with this Curried Chicken and Chickpea Stew. Erin is a busy grad student with a job and a long-distance boyfriend. Her hectic life doesn’t leave much time for planning and cooking healthy meals, but she doesn’t allow busy to…

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Foods High in Resistant Starch

Muesli & raspberries over cottage cheese

Don’t resist resistant starch! It’s a good-for-you carbohydrate that’s worth seeking out. Resistant starches are a type of carbohydrate. More specifically, they are a type of fiber. As their name implies, they resist digestion in the small intestine. Because they are neither digested nor absorbed, they…

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Welcome to my Blog

Like most of my patients and clients, I lead a busy life. You probably do too. Fortunately, you don’t need weeks, days or even hours to start living better and healthier. This blog offers timesaving strategies and bite-sized nutrition and health information. Come by often for tips and inspiration to healthy living – no matter how busy you are. I am a registered dietitian nutritionist offering credible, practical nutrition advice to keep busy people healthy. Yes indeed, we can be both busy and healthy.

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