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A Dozen Little Peanut Facts

May 21, 2013 by Joyce Bunderson

Peanuts are wannabes; I think the little guys want to be nuts, because health-conscious consumers are sprinkling nuts (tree nuts like almonds, Brazil nuts, pecans, walnuts, macadamias, and cashews) on their cereal, stir fries, salads and yogurt. Look up, I remind the humble peanut; reach for the stars! Remember, nothing ventured, nothing gained. Peanuts have […]

Greek Yogurt – Let Me Count the Ways

May 14, 2013 by Joyce Bunderson

Yogurt is an old food; actually it’s one of the oldest known to mankind. I assume that since Greece was one of the early civilizations, that they’ve had plenty of time to practice making extraordinary yogurt. The makers of Greek yogurt use different bacterial cultures than our regular American-style yogurt. Those cultures and the straining […]

From Tobacco to Chickpeas

May 7, 2013 by Joyce Bunderson

There’s something warm and fuzzy about the feeling I had when I opened the April 30, 2013 Wall Street Journal article, Hummus Is Conquering America. In this article I learned that Virginia farmers who were accustomed to growing tobacco on their beautiful, fertile ground, are embarking on the growing of chickpeas. Yes, they’re going to […]

A New Reason to Eat Greens

April 30, 2013 by Joyce Bunderson

Of course you know that eating dark green leafy greens is good for you; after all, your mom, your grandmother, Popeye and Dr. Grandma have all told you so. And certainly, let’s not forget Dr. Ancel Keys, who published his book, How to Eat Well and Stay Well the Mediterranean Way. Without doubt, owning a […]

Eating Like a Caveperson

April 23, 2013 by Joyce Bunderson

I’ve been thinking that the general public would probably not fall for the Paleo diet; but it looks like there’s always a draw to try something new, weird or different. There is little or no valid research showing that the Paleo diet can solve the challenges of modern man; but it appears that some are […]

Red Meat and Energy Supplements – Ouch!

April 16, 2013 by Joyce Bunderson

If like me, you enjoy cutting-edge science, you may enjoy the publication in Nature Medicine (doi:10.1038/nm.3145) by Robert A. Koeth et.al. just published on line on April 7, 2013. If science is not your thing, but you do like to know what’s happening in science, I’ll translate the results into non-scientific terminology. Knowing the gist […]

Less Is More with Processed Meats

April 2, 2013 by Joyce Bunderson

For readers of this blog, it will not come as a news flash that as convenient and often as tasty as they are, processed meats need to be used very sparingly. Many populations in poorer countries use any kind of meat sparingly, and up to a point, the less they use, the more health they […]

Deception, Complexity, Ambivalence – Sugar

March 12, 2013 by Joyce Bunderson

My emotions are hopping around within me; at the same time I’m feel deceived, grateful, and confused ……… I’m looking for a place to start with a message to share with you. It is a message about something we have let into our lives as a fun friend, which has become a deceitful traitor backed […]

Mediterranean-Style Eating is Joyful Delicious Eating

March 5, 2013 by Joyce Bunderson

I’m afraid that you may not be able to bear my writing another article about the Mediterranean-style of eating; since I already have ten pages of articles listed on the subject. Knowing that I’ve been so dedicated to touting the Mediterranean-style of eating for so many years, would you, my dear readers, humor me by […]

Downsizing Meat Consumption

February 26, 2013 by Joyce Bunderson

Do we need a little more motivation to cut back on meat consumption? I afraid I know the answer to that question; and it is an anguished one for a grandma whose children and grandchildren, not to mention dear friends, include so many who are so passionately attached to what the nutritional and health guidelines […]