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Panini, Diverticulosis, and Whole Wheat

Q: How do panini rate nutritionally? Q: Is the plant-based diet recommended to prevent cancer appropriate for someone with diverticulosis? Q: What is the best way to use whole wheat flour instead of white flour in a recipe? Karen Collins, MS, RD, CDN American Institute for Cancer Research Q: How do panini rate nutritionally? A: […]

Energy Density, Light Beer, and Healthy Cereals

Q: What does energy density mean? Q: Is light beer a more healthful choice than regular beer? Q: How do you suggest choosing a healthful cereal from among so many choices? Karen Collins, MS, RD, CDN American Institute for Cancer Research Q: What does energy density mean? A: Food’s energy content is measured in calories. […]

Coffee and Cancer, Wrap Sandwiches, and Healthy Meals

Q: Is coffee currently considered beneficial, harmful or neutral in its effect on health? Q: Are wrap-style sandwiches lower in calories than traditional styles? Q: I am always on the run. What can I stock in my cabinets to make healthy meals possible when I get home? Karen Collins, MS, RD, CDN American Institute for […]

Scones, Cancer Statistics, Lemonade Detox

Q: Is there much difference in the healthfulness of scones compared to muffins? Q: Is it true that the latest cancer statistics show we’ve turned the corner in the war on cancer? Q: What do you think about the popular cleansing approach to weight loss based on laxatives and unsweetened lemonade with red pepper? Karen […]

Wine, Milk in Tea, Dinner Salads

Q: How do the new, large wine glasses compare to a standard serving of wine? Q: Is it true that a new study shows we shouldn’t drink milk in our tea? Q: To make a salad that is the main dish, what and how much should I put in for protein? Karen Collins, MS, RD, […]

Light, Lite, Low? What do the nutrition labels mean?

Food labels may claim the item is light, lite, or low in sugars or fats. What does this mean? The FDA has established guidelines for nutrient descriptives so that manufacturers claims will have meaning. Below are the current FDA guidelines: Sugar Sugar free: less than 0.5 grams (g) per serving No added sugar, Without added […]

Making Sense of Nutrition Research

Karen Collins, MS, RD, CDN American Institute for Cancer Research Publicity about the recently released results from the Women’s Health Initiative (WHI) on lowfat diets is a good example of the confusion the media causes when headlines seem to contradict earlier research results and common sense. Some of the media reports on the WHI study […]