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This Cancer-Prevention Plan Helps Prevent Diabetes, Heart Disease & More!

various onions and garlic help prevent cancer

Wouldn’t it be great if one best diet and lifestyle plan addressed all of your health concerns? This cancer prevention plan gets pretty close! Over the years, clients have come to me for specific diet and lifestyle guidance to manage blood sugar levels, lower cholesterol…

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What Foods are the Best Sources of Prebiotics?

Prebiotic food sources including onions, garlic, oats and edamame

What foods have prebiotics? Everyone is talking gut health these days! You know about the microbes in your gut, and you’ve probably heard of probiotics in your food or supplements. But what about prebiotics? What are prebiotics? In short, prebiotics are food for the good…

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Carbohydrate Foods: Get Answers to Your Questions

shrimp tacos

Aak, carbohydrates are vilified as public enemy number one. Again and again and again. Carb-bashers claim carbohydrate foods are the root of obesity, inflammation, diabetes, heart disease, you-name-it. No berries and yogurt for these folks. No sandwiches, tacos, lentil soup or brown rice either. They…

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What are Phytochemicals? Boost Your Health Today!

Brussels sprouts have phytochemicals

The word phytochemical literally means plant chemical, and there are thousands of them in the diet. What are phytochemicals? They’re compounds that give plants color, flavor and aroma. They help protect the plant from attacks by insects and diseases. But they are also a treasure…

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Healthy Carbs to Start Eating Again

Fresh and dried fruit on a boar provide healthy carbs

Bring carbs back to the table! No more food fears, especially when it comes to healthy carbs. Below you’ll find my picks for healthy carbs to help shield the body from chronic illnesses. Thanks to Bay State Milling, the makers of HealthSenseTM High Fiber Wheat…

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Some Truths about Carbs

hummus, crackers and bread

Let’s talk about healthy carbs, including starch. There is such a thing – even for people with diabetes or prediabetes. In recent years, eating has become fear-based. To many people, eating healthy is all about avoiding whatever food or ingredient is the villain of the…

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10 Easy Ways to Get Fiber

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We know that fiber is really important. More than 80% of consumers said so in a survey. But guess what? We’re not eating nearly enough! I’ve got you covered. Here are 10 easy ways to get fiber! Thanks to Bay State Milling, the makers of…

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The Fiber You Need to Know

6 foods with resistant starch

To help you eat more fiber, know all of your options! You really need more fiber! You know that, right? Thanks to Bay State Milling, the makers of HealthSenseTM High Fiber Wheat Flour, for sponsoring this post. Bay State Milling has compensated me for my…

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Learn How Food Affects You: Test Blood Sugar Twice

Man recording number after testing blood sugar

I usually recommend that my patients with diabetes test blood sugar in pairs. Two numbers are much more informative than just one. To learn how a meal affects your blood sugar level, measure it right before eating and two hours after. The difference between the…

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5 Healthy Comfort Food Hacks

healthy comfort food white whole wheat chocolate chip banana bread

Holidays or no holidays. Cold weather or warm. We all need a little comfort food now and then. They tantalize the taste buds, warm the soul and take us back to a time and place when life was simpler and problems were small. But yikes!…

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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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