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A Little about Jicama

A Little about Jicama The jicama, also known as the Mexican turnip or yam bean, is a starchy tuberous root vegetable that has a slightly sweet taste and a crisp, crunchy texture. Jicama is a good source of dietary fiber, which promotes weight management, blood sugar control, and a healthy GI tract. The type of […]

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Black Bean Tacos Ingredients: o 2 Whole Wheat Tortillas o ½ cup black beans, no salt added or low sodium o 6 whole cherry tomatoes, quartered o 1 cup salad mix o 1/4 cup corn o 1 avocado o ¼ cup Mexican blend cheese, reduced fat Instructions: 1. Cook black beans until tender 2. Chop […]

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Hiking: An Exercise to Consider Now

As I state in my book Eating Yourself Sick, “hiking is walking on an uneven surface”.  Like walking, hiking offers a host of health benefits you may not realize, including the following: Lower stress levels Improved mood, and mental welfare A reduced risk for heart disease Lowers your blood pressure Lower cholesterol levels Improved body […]

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Dr. Galati Approved: Liver Specialists of Texas Turkey Stuffed Peppers

Liver Specialists of Texas Turkey Stuffed Peppers: Ingredients You Need: – 1/2 pound 99% lean ground turkey – 3 bell peppers, red – 3/4 cup black beans, canned – 3/4 cup corn, frozen – 1 tomato, large and chopped – 1 clove garlic, minced – 1/2 cup yellow onion, chopped – 1/3 cup chicken broth, […]

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Pop-Tart Nation

While walking through my local supermarket this weekend, I strolled by the Pop-Tarts aisle to see what was happening in this section. Over the years, I’ve made fun of Pop-Tarts, not only because of their total lack of nutritional value, but because of the prominence they have gained on breakfast tables across America since 1964. So many individuals, especially […]

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Snacking Like A Real Mountaineer

In a world where Amazon Prime Day is considered a “shopping holiday” and using Uber Eats to order a meal is the new Friday night date night, Americans love convenience and we are pursuing it in all aspects of our lives – including what we eat and its impact on wellness. While having so many […]

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