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Healthy Habit 2020: More good fats

In my last blog, I delved deep into the bad fats: trans-fat and saturated fat and provided suggestions on how to avoid those fats. While those fats can wreak havoc on your health, good fats (monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats) are essential for brain health, a healthy heart, disease prevention, and energy. These good fats also [...]
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Peanut Butter and Honey Power Muffins for National Peanut Butter Day

Peanut Butter lovers everywhere, rejoice! Yesterday was National Peanut Butter Day! But, but, but? Isn’t peanut butter bad for you? Peanut butter is absolutely, positively, by no means, BAD for you. Well, to be fair, eating half a jar of peanut butter wouldn’t exactly be the best thing for you, but a healthy serving size […]

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Weighing in on Weight-Loss: Healthy Fats

I have a lot of clients who are on a weight-loss journey and so many of them have a “fat” phobia. They think if they eat fat, they will get fat, but that is not the case my friends when it comes to healthy fats. Let me clear up the conclusion. Why You Need Fat: […]

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Celebrate World Pistachio Day with me

Happy World Pistachio Day! Yes, that’s right, today is a day to celebrate pistachios. Let me give me a little Pistachio 101 lesson on this little powerhouse. Related botanically to cashews and mangoes, pistachios are one of the oldest flowering nut trees, and are one of the only two nuts mentioned in the Bible. Americans started […]

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Let’s Talk About Fat

Fat is often deemed the enemy; people fear that the fat they consume will end up on their midsection.  However, the truth is that not all fats are bad. In fact, we all need fat for survival; it is essential for brain, nerve, and skin cells to function properly and grow. Did you know that [...]
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