Category Archives: Heart Healthy

Butter

Yup, I’m a dietitian and I love butter!  It’s not just the taste and smell it’s also the way it feels in my mouth.  Butter is simply delicious and seems to make just about everything taste better.  Issues The only thing I don’t like about butter is the high saturated fat content.  Too much in…
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Tips for Reducing Sugar at Breakfast

Did you know that the American Heart Association recommends that we limit added sugars as a part of a heart healthy diet?  Their current guidelines are:  100 calories or less per day for women = 25 grams (e.g. 6 teaspoons of sugar) 150 calories or less per day for men = 38 grams (e.g. 9…
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Chocolate & Health

    Last week I had the pleasure of eating a fireball at “A Grande Finale Patisserie” in Lafayette, Colorado. The chocolate and Chili powder combination was delicious – not too heavy, not too light, not too spicy – but just right. My taste buds were immersed in chocolateness. That got me thinking about the…
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Salt, Sodium, and Dietary Choices

  My Aunt Susie sent me a link to a very good article entitled, “High Sodium in Unexpected Places,” published 12/5/08 in the New York Times.  The author describes how some foods are high in sodium even though they might not taste salty (e.g. sweets, breakfast foods, and many low-fat foods).  I liked the article…
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