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The belief has been held for years that milk causes mucus formation, although the few studies on this topic have failed to demonstrate any effect of milk on mucus production. Many people confuse the temporary, slight thickening of saliva after drinking milk with mucus. There is no scientific research showing that...

This is a common question. The good news is eating healthier is not complicated or expensive! Below are 5 high level guidelines with more details to follow. #1 Follow a healthy eating pattern across the lifespan. All food and beverage choices matter. Choose a healthy eating pattern at an...

Many people drink almond milk (including rice milk) as a dairy replacement/alternative to cow’s milk. Other than being fortified with calcium, almond milk is nutrient poor and only offer 1 gram of protein. The truth of the matter is almond and rice milks are really ‘watery juices’...

Carbohydrates are one of the main sources of energy for the body and the preferred source of energy for the brain. There are three types of carbohydrates: sugars, starches and fiber. Grains are just one of the main sources of starches. Examples of Starches All grains are starchy,...

"Put Your Best Fork Forward" is the theme for NNM 2017 which serves as a reminder that each one of us holds the tool to make healthier food choices. Making small changes during National Nutrition Month® and over time, helps improve health now and into...

Pear season is late fall into winter season.  As a fresh fruit, pears are often overlooked or saved for the special occasion tart or spot on the cheese platter.  Pears have nutritious benefits that deserve to shine in the same manner as oranges and apples. How...

Pear season is late fall into winter season.  As a fresh fruit, pears are often overlooked or saved for the special occasion tart or spot on the cheese platter.  Pears have nutritious benefits that deserve to shine in the same manner as oranges and apples. Nutrition...

Not about what you "Can't eat" The good news is, this holiday edition is not about what you “can’t eat” or “shouldn’t eat” during this time of the year. This holiday edition IS about: 1. giving you permission to eat your favorite foods, 2. taking your power...

How many times have you said "I really need to lose this weight!". However, the motivation to lose the weight is not on board! Well, weight-loss motivation is all about keeping specific benefits in mind. Here's what you can look forward to once you drop...

Most of us are familiar with four basic tastes: sweet, sour, salty and bitter. There is one more ‘Umami’. Pronounced oo-mom-me. Umami means ‘delicious’ in Japanese. Where did Umami come from? It begins with Glutamate a very common amino acid found in many foods naturally. Including...