Agave: Too Sweet to be True?

Agave and Reg

VIDEO  I know what you’re thinking…isn’t agave made from the same plant as tequila? Yes it is. Agave nectar, also called agave syrup, is a sweetener or added sugar with calories from the cactus family. You’ll find it in sweet teas and health drinks and it’s popular with chefs in desserts and cocktails because it has […]

Why You Should be Blanching Your Vegetables

blanching broccoli

Blanching is a wonderful technique to use for certain vegetables — such as broccoli — that are to be used in salads or crudité platters. The result is broccoli florets that are perfectly crunchy, but not excessively hard to chew. I made a pasta salad last weekend using fresh asparagus using this blanching technique. It’s an easy […]

Time to Get Dirty with Your Own Garden

Regina's garden

Do you often wonder where you food comes from? Just how safe is it? Looking for a way to de-stress? Planting a garden and growing some of your food is not only rewarding but also a great way to lower your stress level after a hectic day. There’s nothing like picking a pepper in the […]

Podcast: Agave, All That or Just Another Added Sugar?

Agave syrup

Agave is promised to be better for you than sugar, the answer if you have diabetes and it’s trendy for chefs to use. Does it deserve this health halo? What do you think? Hi, I’m Dr. Susan Mitchell, registered dietitian nutritionist. I’m Breaking Down Nutrition with Your Digest for What Works, What Doesn’t. I know what […]

5 Things You Might Be Doing To Sabotage Your Training

Training for 5K run

Guest blog by Christine Rosenbloom, PhD, RDN, CSSD You work hard, track your daily steps, log your workouts on your wrist device but aren’t seeing the results you expect. Sound familiar? If so, you might unknowingly sabotaging your training and preventing you from meeting your goals. Here are things that I see in active people, […]

Video: Detoxing the Myths about Detox

Detoxing the myths about detox

Does your body get so polluted with pesticides and toxins that your daily performance is sluggish and you need to detox? Champions of detox diets promise results that include weight loss, more energy, and better digestion. Beyonce’ reportedly used a detox diet to prepare for the movie Dreamgirls. But are you really just starving your body and making […]