Some surprising facts about onions

My mantra is “eat lots of vegetables” as they are good for your bones and believed to also lower your risk of developing many other diseases. This blog is about onions, which are particularly easy to include in your diet every day. Here is what I learned about onions from the book &ldq...   read full post »

posted on 2/15/2017


Add Parmesan Cheese and everyone will eat their Vegetables

One of my favorite ways to make vegetables taste better, and therefore to get people to eat and enjoy more vegetables, is to add freshly grated Parmigiano- Reggiano cheese. I’m not talking about the “Parmesan” cheese in the green container. I’m talking about real Parmigiano-R...   read full post »

posted on 1/15/2017


Take Kale Pesto to the Holiday Party

What healthy and tasty appetizer could you take to a holiday party that is red and green, easy to prepare ahead of time, counts as a vegetable serving and is packed with calcium? Kale pesto! Serve with assorted whole grain crackers as a spread, warm or cold. Kale pesto also makes a great gift packag...   read full post »

posted on 12/8/2016


Pumpkin Smoothie for Thanksgiving Morning

It can be a challenge to eat healthy on Thanksgiving and while I personally do my best I can’t resist the pie. So to make myself feel better I start the day off with a healthy, high protein, high calcium Pumpkin Smoothie that fits the Thanksgiving theme. Pumpkin is very high in Vitamin A and a...   read full post »

posted on 11/10/2016


My thoughts on ultra-filtered milk

There are numerous brands of ultra-filtered milk and they vary slightly in calcium and protein levels but the overall process for producing ultra-filtered milk seems to be the same. One product, Fairlife,® is a partnership between The Coco-Cola Company and Select Milk Producers, a group of fami...   read full post »

posted on 10/15/2016


Is Green Tea Good for your Bones?

Some observational studies (observational means an association but does not prove cause) have indicated that people who drink more green tea have higher bone mineral density and a lower risk of hip fractures. There are numerous theories as to why green tea might be good for bone health, including it...   read full post »

posted on 9/15/2016


Overuse of Calcium Supplements

The January/February 2016 issue of Nutrition Today published a review of recent research, which suggests that middle aged and older adults are overusing calcium supplements to the detriment of their health and that re-evaluation of the recommended dietary allowance for calcium in older adults seems ...   read full post »

posted on 8/15/2016

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