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Sherri Thibeaux, RD, CDE, Clinical Nutritionist from UCSF Medical Center in San Francisco, California, cautions her diabetic patients that sugar free is not carbohydrate free. Sugar alcohols such as mannitol, sorbitol, xylitol and isomalt, are often used in products geared for people with diabetes millitus. Labels may claim that...
 
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In surveys to health professionals, answers to the question, “What is your greatest challenge?” always include, “getting people to spend time in the kitchen preparing a healthy meal.” One of the solutions is skillet meals where starch, vegetables and protein are all cooked in one pan- the nonstick skillet....
 
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Delicious Italian Dining Dining out Italian can bring a delicious, heart-healthy meal if you follow these tips: • Pasta sauces to watch out for include: bolognese (request marinara instead), alfredo and cream based sauces (request broth with parmesan on the side) and pesto (request broth and fresh herbs with parmesan on the side). Best bets ... Italian Dining
 
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American consumers have more choices these days when it comes to purchasing lean cuts of meat and poultry. According to the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association, retail beef is 27% lower in fat and retail pork is 31% lower in fat today than in the late 70’s and early 80’s....
 
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What’s New at the University of Illinois Clare Hasler, Ph.D., heads the Functional Foods for Health Program at offices in Urbana and Chicago. It is devoted to the study of phytochemicals (naturally occuring chemicals found in plants) with a faculty of 75 working on different programs. She summarizes three...