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Nutrition Nugget: Apple Skin

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Many people are familiar with the phrase, “an apple-a-day keeps the doctor away.” Recent studies show that the whole apple, skin included, may be helpful in keeping the oncologist away. Choosemyplate.org recommends that a healthy diet should include half a plate-full of fruits and vegetables for each meal. This recommendation includes whole, cut, or pureed…



Nutrition Nugget: Meatless Monday

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Meatless Mondays date back to the First World War. During that time, US citizens were encouraged to participate in Meatless Mondays and Wheatless Wednesdays in an attempt to provide food for US soldiers and its allies. The war-time campaign came back during World War II, when meat rations were given to US citizens during the…



Nutrition Nuggets: Best foods?

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There is a certain amount of tug of war in nutrition as it relates to cancer. On the one hand there are frequent “discoveries” of chemicals founds in foods that seem to be helpful in “fighting” cancer. Often the chemical in question is just one of many found in a particular plant and it is…



A Dietitian’s Strange Affair with Sugar

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At least once a week, if not more, I find myself in the strange position of trying to convince someone to eat more sugar. It is not that I think that everyone should eat more sugar, it’s not that I think sugar is healthy, but the information regarding sugar and cancer gets so distorted by…