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Going a Little Nuts

July 31, 2018 by Joyce Bunderson

It seems to be one of the holdovers from the days when so many were eschewing any food with fat; but there are still people who don’t include nuts in their diet because of the fat content. Too bad!!! Nuts and seeds are dense with fiber and nutrients. The fat in nuts is mostly monounsaturated […]

Lifestyle Is Key to Managing Hypertension

May 29, 2018 by Joyce Bunderson

Hypertension or high blood pressure has long been known as a silent killer; the fact that humans don’t really feel their blood pressure, means that a person can have lethal blood pressure and not have a clue. So the first step is to take opportunities to check your blood pressure fairly frequently. The next step […]

Mushrooms to the Rescue

May 1, 2018 by Joyce Bunderson

In my experience, people either love ‘em or hate ‘em. I guess if you really hate them, you hate the types you’ve tried of the 7,000 edible varieties – and therefore assume they are all not for you. But on the other hand, if you don’t hate them, then maybe you’ll be interested in their […]

Call It What You Want

January 30, 2018 by Joyce Bunderson

Last week I wrote about the Mediterranean style of eating not going out of style. It a fascinating thing to me that one of the latest styles of eating is anti-inflammatory diets. In my effort to try to know what the public is being told, I stumbled upon a considerable collection of information about inflammation […]

‘Tis the Season for Roasted Vegetables

November 28, 2017 by Joyce Bunderson

We live on the bench of the Wasatch Front of the Rocky Mountains; that’s a blessing when considering views; but when the cold weather comes, my native southern California core still chills at the thought of winter temperatures. Last night the weather made it first dip into the twenties; although it’s still November as I […]

Coconut Oil – On Your Body, Not in It

June 20, 2017 by Joyce Bunderson

This is one of those days that I need a little extra motivation to get to writing on the subject that I’ve chosen. It’s a little de-motivating to realize that 72 percent of the American public consider coconut oil a health food; after all the effort that nutritionists/dietitians like myself have spent for decades trying […]

An Answer to the “Gourmet” Nut-Butter Craze

May 23, 2017 by Joyce Bunderson

Certainly, we’ve written plenty about the benefits of pulses, beans, and legumes; three of the words that represent a very healthy group of foods central to the Mediterranean-style of eating. This exceptional group of foods, including beans, lentils, and peanuts is finally getting some excellent press; and for that I’m grateful. It always makes me […]

Maybe a Buttered Bacon Sandwich?

May 9, 2017 by Joyce Bunderson

Yes, I know nutrition news, with its conflicting and rapid changes, can be confusing. Yes, I’ve heard hundreds of times that there are so many confusing pieces of nutrition advice. But not all of it comes from reputable scientific studies. Let me try to make some very complex new opinions and research as understandable as […]

Fishy Resolutions

January 10, 2017 by Joyce Bunderson

I realized that I’ve not mentioned New Year’s resolutions this year; but I appreciate that many people have embarked upon goals to get healthier this year; possibly including weight loss. Maybe some have read the US Life Expectancy stats. It is a little difficult to face the fact that for the first time in well-over […]

Keep Reading the Ingredient Lists

October 18, 2016 by Joyce Bunderson

My questions and in all honesty, my wrath often start when I pick up a container in the market. This time it was an intriguing new product, tzatziki by Cedar, a company that focuses on making traditional Mediterranean recipes. The product was Cedar’s Tzatziki; it says right on the main label, “made with Greek yogurt, […]