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Do We Need to Be Concerned About Sugar in Beets?

Beets, like other root vegetables, are sometimes become maligned for their carbohydrate content. Low carb zealots will chuck beets and yams into the same camp as white bread and licorice whips, as though the sugar content in beets was equivalent to candy. This is utter nonsense! Looking simply at total carbohydrate or even Glycemic Index …

Why am I such a freak about vegetables?

If you spend any time with me, you’ll quickly come to realize I am passionate about vegetables. Mind you, nearly all nutritionists and dietitians appreciate them – and if we are doing our job we’ll definitely be talking to you about them – but I’ve noticed that I’m a little extra excited about them.  And …

New Ways to Get Creative and make food fun!

Like everyone, I tend to get in food ruts. Once a month I like to shake things up by broadening my culinary creativity. A standard monthly visit to the local Asian grocery store is always exciting. Having been raised in Western culture, many of the fruits, vegetables, and packaged goods are new and mysterious. So …