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Watch Out: Pre-cut veggies are not a good choice

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Trader Joe’s, Walmart, Whole Foods and other food merchandisers have just had to recall some vegetable products from packaged vegetable supplier Mann Packing because of fears the veggies may carry listeria, which has the potential to be a very serious infection for some people, such as the very young, seniors, and those with immune-related disorders. […]

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Worst idea of the year: Low-fat avocados

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Full disclosure: I love love love avocados, yes, even as that millenial joke of avocado toast, but way more as an easy-to-use fruit that you can eat on its own or with another fruit like tomatoes and a bit of really good olive oil vinaigrette dressing poured on top; simply yummy – so a story […]

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Potatoes: First, the good news

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The proverbial good news/bad news split over a report in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition about eating potatoes. The great good news is that in this study of over 400 middle-aged and older adults followed for 8 years, the researchers “found no link between white potato consumption and mortality”, which in English means, eating […]

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Horrors: Kale may actually be good for something

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Disclaimer: I hate kale. That said, I have to admit that kale must be good for you since it’s a dark green veggie and dark green veggies are loaded with anti-oxidants. In fact, according to a study in a journal called Frontiers in Aging Neuroscience (another disclaimer: until I came across this study, I’d never […]

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Never too late to live healthier

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An interesting new study in the NEJM is a happy reminder that it’s really never too late to start a healthier regime. In this study that combined data on over 75000 health professionals in the huge Nurses Health Study and the also large Health Professionals Follow-up Study, the researchers conclusion is pretty straight-forward and encouraging: Improved […]