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In December, JAMA published a study by Dr. Ornish showing patients following a very low fat (<15%) near-vegetarian diet for 5 years continued to experience regression of their atherosclerosis without cholesterol-lowering medication. Patients following the AHA-type diet experienced progression even though most had also been taking cholesterol-lowering medications for...
 
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There are 3 sound reasons why you should consider giving flax a try: 1. It?s the richest plant source of the essential omega-3 fatty acids in the form of alpha-linolenic acid (ALA). Our bodies convert this to the more powerful EPA and DHA found naturally in fatty fish.? ALA...
 
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Building Creative Lessons using MyPlate as a Teaching Tool ?Take a Fresh Look at Nutrition? was a previous slogan for nutrition awareness month. It is designed to communicate the flexibility of nutrition recommendations, dietary guidelines and the MyPlate (formerly the Pyramid) as the framework for daily food choices. We asked Communicating Food for Health subscriber, ... MyPlate Presentation – Reasons for Food Groups
 
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Eighty percent of Americans eat less than one whole grain product per day. Yet, the term ?whole grains? comes up often in nutrition recommendations and guidelines. Understanding the parts of a grain and their nutritional benefits will motivate you to incorporate more whole grains in your diet. A whole...
 
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As a dietitian trained as a professional chef who loves to cook, I specialize in making creative, intense-flavored dishes that are low in fat and sodium. The secret lies in balancing the tastes from the ingredients in the dish. When a dish tastes good, it is because there is...