Nutrition - Culinary Therapy
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Your Kids and Sugar

Has anyone else noticed the number of children sniffling this past week? I am inclined to think that the high sugar intake on Monday (Halloween) is having an adverse effect. The average American consumes 2-3 pounds of sugar each week, most of it in the form of highly refined sugars …

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THIS IS NOT FOOD!

It never ceases to amaze me where food preservatives are lurking. Here I am, on a flight back from Florida to NY. I asked for a decaf tea, and settled for a decaf coffee. No milk on board, the flight attendant handed me a non-dairy creamer, manufactured by a company …

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HAPPY HOLIDAYS!

As my children count down the days until Christmas, I can’t help getting caught up in the excitement, anticipation and magic of the season. It’s one of life’s most beautiful things, to be able to experience the holidays through the eyes of a child. Pure joy. A reminder that as …

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FARRO, ANYONE?

Farro is an ancient grain, dating back to pre-Roman times. It is a distant cousin of wheat and is very similar in taste to spelt. While farro does contain gluten, the gluten is weaker than wheat, making it more easily digested.  And the farro grain itself isn’t refined, making it …

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EAT THE COLORS OF THE RAINBOW, RED

EATING RED March is National Nutrition Month, an annual campaign sponsored by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics to promote nutrition awareness and education. This year’s theme is “eat right with color”. With this theme in mind, I’ve committed this month to outlining the benefits of a colorful diet. Eating …

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EAT THE COLORS OF THE RAINBOW, ORANGE & YELLOW

Last week I talked about the importance of including more antioxidant-rich fruit and vegetables in your diet. I focused on the color red, and today I’d like to address the particular benefits to orange and yellow produce. Orange and yellow produce contain nutrients that promote immunity, vision and cancer prevention. …

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