This break from the Color Matters series is brought to you by Anne Smith, MS, my Cancer Dietitian Dietetic Intern and the Iowa State University Dietetic Internship. :) Whole grains are part of a balanced diet and are full of fiber, B vitamins, and phytochemicals. These are all essential nutrients that aid in keeping your cells healthy to fight cancer and other diseases. These nutrients are also often found in nuts and seeds which are plant based proteins that keep you feeling … [Read more...]
The New Food Pyramid: It’s Not A Pyramid!!
In case you haven't heard, the USDA has finally decided to listen to me and encourage Americans to cover 1/2 their plate with fruits and vegetables! That's right, the new food guide "pyramid" is not a pyramid, it's a plate! I find this method to be far more practical in helping people understand a healthy way of eating! For some of the media coverage on this story, check out the Washington Post article, or the New York Times article. To go straight to the source, you … [Read more...]