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Recipe: Sweet and Savory Roasted Brussels Sprouts

Brussels sprouts are a cruciferous vegetable, making them a good source of phytonutrients as well as fiber and vitamin C. Apple and balsamic vinegar lend a tasty twist to this interesting vegetable, with a bit of ham to add flavor. Ingredients 1 ounce low sodium ham, chopped 1 pint (2 cups) Brussels sprouts, trimmed and … Read More

6 Tips to Make Calories Count — Instead of Counting Calories

When it comes to dieting, it’s easy to wish for a magic number.

But I’ve seen too many patients rely on calorie count as the answer. Sure, it matters how many calories you eat in a day. But fixating on that number can cause problems, too. It can become like a game: “If I eat this candy bar, that’s 200 calories toward my total. I’ll skip a snack later.”

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Beans: How Much You Should Eat for a Healthy Diet (Infographic)

Beans give your body soluble fiber, which plays an important role in controlling blood cholesterol levels. The fiber can also help you feel full, which in turn, can help you lose weight. How often should you eat beans for good health? The Mediterranean diet, which is often recommended by doctors, encourages people to eat at … Read More