The weather is warming up and that means it’s time to break out the grill. Many foods can be grilled, including vegetables and fruit. And, nutrition experts says, barbecuing uses healthy cooking techniques for a low-fat, healthy lifestyle—especially when compared with frying. That’s not to say that a barbecue can’t deteriorate into an artery clogging, … Continue reading Bring on the “Healthy” Barbecue
Most of my patients have the misconception that frozen fruits and vegetables are sodium-laden, mushy, unhealthy products that aren’t worth their time. While some frozen products can have sauces which are high in sodium and fat, most frozen produce has absolutely nothing added. In truth, sometimes frozen fruits and vegetables are not only the cheaper … Continue reading Frozen Food Nutrition: Is It Better Than Fresh Produce?
Wash those fruits and vegetables. That’s the latest recommendation from experts regarding the prevention of the new stomach bug, cyclospora, an intestinal illness caused by the microscopic parasite cyclospora cayetanensis that is circulating around the country this summer. At last count, this severe stomach illness has been reported in 11 states and has sickened more than … Continue reading 3 Things You Need to Know About the New Cyclospora Illness
This time of year warmer weather brings our taste buds a variety of in-season produce to liven up our plates. As we all look to squeeze more out of our budgets, one of the best kept secrets for fresh produce at reasonable prices is your local farmer’s market. Unsure where your nearest farmer’s market is? Try … Continue reading Smart Shopping at the Farmer’s Market