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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 […]

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 […]

Five Is Good; But Ten Is Better

May 16, 2017 by Joyce Bunderson

The lead author on some research published in the International Journal of Epidemiology on 22 February is Dagfinn Aune Ph.D. Before today, I was entirely unfamiliar with Doctor Aune. He is an associate professor at Bjorkness University College, Oslo, Norway and also a Research Associate at the Imperial College in London. After reading a little […]

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 […]

Edamame – Immature Green Soybeans

May 2, 2017 by Joyce Bunderson

Many of you are striving to increase the frequency of consuming plant-based menus. For some it is a matter of protecting the environment; for others it is based upon health decisions and for a third group, it’s both the environment and health. One food that is probably not being fully utilized by any of these […]

Keeping Sodium Down

April 25, 2017 by Joyce Bunderson

Before leaving for vacation, I left a note for myself upon return to write a few words about the goal to keep sodium under control. While in India, I got an unpleasant reminder of this goal – a kidney stone made itself known (in a most unpleasant fashion.) Why was this a reminder? Because among […]

Fermented Magic? Maybe.

April 18, 2017 by Joyce Bunderson

In all honesty, I don’t spend much time keeping up with the many claims about what is healthy, made by movie stars; TV doctors and personalities; un-credentialed, self-proclaimed nutritionists’; tabloids and/or magazine articles. On a certain level, I’d like to keep up with them; most especially because I’d like to warn my friends and the […]

Children and Veggies

April 4, 2017 by Joyce Bunderson

In a special health care section of the February 27, 2017 Wall Street Journal, there was an article called: How Schools Can Get Children to Eat Their Vegetables: Researchers have discovered that a few small tricks can make a big difference. The article reminds me of a book that I’ve written about in the past: […]

One Potato, Two Potato

March 28, 2017 by Joyce Bunderson

Were potatoes one of your past standard fares that bit the dust? I realize that, at our home, we don’t eat white potatoes very often. We’re more likely to eat sweet potatoes or other starchy vegetables, brown rice or quinoa instead of white potatoes. But since white potatoes are the most consumed vegetable in the […]

Plant Protein

March 21, 2017 by Joyce Bunderson

On February 23, I attended a Continuing Professional Education webinar called: Through the RD’s Lens: A Look at 2017’s Nutrition. One of the top trends forecasted for 2017 is clean eating. There is really no consensus definition of clean eating; but you can read some of the popular factors in Eating Well’s article 10 Tips […]