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Processed Foods, Superfoods, Good Old-Fashioned Foods

September 18, 2018 by Joyce Bunderson

Processed food – It’s true I’ve put a lot of trash on processed foods. I’ve been writing about them for years and eventually, I edited my reference to them and called them highly processed food and ultra processed foods. I did that because the food industry didn’t like all the negative press they were getting […]

Maple Syrup – Sugar, But Better Than Sugar

July 24, 2018 by Joyce Bunderson

If you agree with some of the basic propositions of this blog, including Good Health Can Be Yummy and Enjoy in Moderation you will understand why I pitch something especially yummy, even though you have to be quite careful to use it moderately. Maple Syrup is one of these really yummy natural foods. Last year […]

Sugar Avoidance – Music to My Ears

May 15, 2018 by Joyce Bunderson

As noted by the International Food Information Council’s 2017 survey, 76% of respondents of the survey, (an unprecedented number of consumers) say they are looking to reduce their sugar intake or avoid it altogether. During the past two years, sugar has topped the list of ingredients that consumers are seeking to limit or avoid in […]

Need a Taste Buds Reset?

July 25, 2017 by Joyce Bunderson

Of course it’s not everyone, but many people are beginning to understand the problems associated with consuming too much sugar. It’s very motivating to finally be facing a public who has caught the vision of resisting the tempting call of those empty calories of sugar. It’s been a long time in coming. Before I go […]

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 […]

The Most Dangerous Meal of the Day

June 6, 2017 by Joyce Bunderson

Almost every time I travel, I realize how much I like English breakfast. I enjoy grilled tomatoes, beans and eggs. Toward the end of summer, I’m usually slicing off the tops of tomatoes from my garden; and pan-grilling them with a little olive oil and herbs, for our breakfast. Note: it’s a little like how […]

Newsy Chocolate

May 30, 2017 by Joyce Bunderson

Cocoa originated over 5000 years ago in Central America, but it frequently remains in the news today. The latest – chocolate has been linked to a lower risk of AFib (atrial fibrillation); see for yourself – The British Medical Journal – BMJ. Since an estimated 2.7 to 6.1 million people in the United States have […]

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 […]

Grinch and Sugar

December 27, 2016 by Joyce Bunderson

On December 20, 2016, an article was published at www.annals.org that concluded that the: “Guidelines on dietary sugar do not meet criteria for trustworthy recommendations and are based on low-quality evidence. Public health officials (when promulgating these recommendations) and their public audience (when considering dietary behavior) should be aware of these limitations.” Let me just […]

Thoughts on the Food Budget

November 29, 2016 by Joyce Bunderson

This is the time of year when many families are juggling gift buying and ordinary demands – like the food budget. Because of this challenge, I decided to write about a not so holiday-like issue – the food budget. I guess that I should proclaim my bias from the get-go. I’m writing about how the […]