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Chocolate under attack

Chocolate under attack

Just in time for Valentine’s Day, chocolate is under attack. The hysteria started when Consumer Reports published test results for some dark chocolate bars. Cadmium levels in some of those bars were judged to be too high. Should you care about this? Cadmiun 101 Before 

Should you be taking zinc?

Should you be taking zinc?

Zinc has been getting a lot of publicity lately, thanks to our understandable obsession with immune function. The human immune system is extremely complex, but one thing is clear: immune function depends on several key nutrients, one of which is zinc. When your immune system 

Yogurt has jumped the shark

Yogurt has jumped the shark

In the 1960s, Dannon was the only the yogurt brand available at my local grocery store. The flavors were: vanilla, lemon, coffee. Yes, coffee flavored yogurt. My mom ate yogurt; I wouldn’t touch it. Now I have some almost every day, for the protein, calcium, 

I adore potatoes (and you should, too)

I adore potatoes (and you should, too)

It’s a New Year. Holiday food excess is in the rear view mirror. Our thoughts turn to simple healthy foods like vegetables and …. potatoes? Yes potatoes, the perfect addition to your New Year simple healthy food repertoire. I adore potatoes, so it’s sad to 

5 Healthy Aging Food Goals for 2023

5 Healthy Aging Food Goals for 2023

Year end lists are fun, if not always informative. Most of the Food Trends lists are thinly disguised marketing ploys. I found one at Better Homes & Gardens that predicted a “tinned fish revolution” (sell more canned tuna), increased use of gluten-free pastas (sell more 

Holidays and weather consipire against exercise

Holidays and weather consipire against exercise

When it comes to staying active, the weather and the holidays are conspiring against me. So is the calendar. These are the shortest days of the year. Despite that, I’d been looking forward to getting out in the brisk winter weather. Key word “brisk”; not