WENDY KAPLAN, MS, RDN, CDN
Registered Dietitian specializing in Oncology and Weight Management
I bet you know that excess dietary sodium can increase your blood pressure and risk for heart disease. But did you know that consuming too much salt can also increase your risk for cancer, specifically gastric cancer? I notice a trend towards people wanting to opt for...read more
Wowza! According to the USDA (US Department of Agriculture), the average American consumes more than 22 teaspoons of added sugar a day! That’s much more than the recommended 12 teaspoons per 2000 calorie diet. Obesity is an epidemic plaguing many Americans....read more
The Beatles were surely onto something with their 1967 pop rock hit, “With a Little Help from My Friends.” We all need and long for social interaction and when we are lucky enough to be blessed with that in our lives, it makes a lot of things a lot better. In fact,...read more
Salads have a long time reputation for being healthful and satisfying. Many times people load their salads with various ingredients that result in a meal over 1,000 calories and 80 grams of fat. There are lots of fixings that can actually sabotage that healthy meal....read more
I’m a big foodie and especially love this time of year as fall brings about a ton of healthful, delicious food favorites. When I think fall, I think pumpkin! Of course ’tis the season for pumpkin picking, but not a requirement since a quick trip to the supermarket can...read more
When choosing bread, opt for whole grain. Whole grains contain fiber, vitamins, minerals, phytochemicals and other health-protective components. Strong evidence of protective health benefits have been shown for cardiovascular disease, hypertension, type 2 diabetes,...read more
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