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6 reasons to eat grapefruit

6 reasons to eat grapefruit

Need a break from holiday food overload? Think grapefruit. Nutrients The table compares a few key nutrients in red and white grapefruit. Protein and fat are negligible; vitamin D, B12 and E are not present. Grapefruit has small amounts of other B vitamins and minerals, 

Kiwifruit to the rescue

Kiwifruit to the rescue

Fresh fruit can be so disappointing! In season, and preferable local, fresh fruit is usually wonderful — flavorful and juicy, with a nice texture. Out of season fresh fruit is another matter. It’s bred to withstand long distance shipping and longterm storage. It never gets 

Back to Orange Juice

Back to Orange Juice

My childhood breakfast menu might have varied from cold cereal to eggs to oatmeal, but one item was a daily fixture: orange juice. My mom made a jug of juice every morning from concentrate. In the mid-20th century, real juice was the norm. No added 

Immune-critical nutrient check list

Immune-critical nutrient check list

‘Tis the season: for colds, flu and other respiratory infections. Viruses cause most of those but strep throat — caused by bacteria — is also making the rounds. What can you do? When it comes to immune function, be proactive. Support your immune system by 

Vitamin C deficiency in the 21st Century?

Vitamin C deficiency in the 21st Century?

I recently listened to a webinar about nutrition for surgery patients. The speaker — a fellow Registered Dietitian Nutritionist — has years of experience evaluating surgical patients’ nutritional status. This evaluation is important, because several nutrients are essential for wound healing. Successful recovery from surgery 

Should you be taking vitamin C?

Should you be taking vitamin C?

In this time of increased concern about immunity, our thoughts turn to … megadoses of vitamin C? True, vitamin C — ascorbic acid — does play a critical role in immune function. Can megadoses boost immunity? Until around 1970, vitamin C was just another vitamin,