Dr. Ann

Healthy Eating & Nutrition


Winter Squash is a Superstar Food – Two Great Ways to Prepare It

Although they come in a dazzling array of colors, shapes, and sizes – all varieties of winter squash have show-stopping nutritional excellence. A single ½ cup serving provides over 100% of the daily requirement for vitamin A along with a big hit of fiber, vitamin C, B vitamins and precious minerals for just 37 calories. […]

Although they come in a dazzling array of colors, shapes, and sizes – all varieties of winter squash have show-stopping nutritional excellence. A single ½ cup serving provides over 100% of the daily requirement for vitamin A along with a big hit of fiber, vitamin C, B vitamins and precious minerals for just 37 calories. […]

Mother Nature generously offers up a long list of foods that are steeped in nutritional excellence. Here are 5 underrated superstar standouts that can take the quality of your diet to a whole new level of WOW. 1) Canned 100% Pumpkin Believe it or not, this “processed food” is healthier than its fresh counterpart and […]

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I include fresh garlic in my diet every day. Here are 5 reasons why you should too! Garlic is a powerful natural antibiotic that has antiviral and antibacterial properties. (If I feel a cold or bug coming on, I make a garlic kale salad that has at least 8 cloves of minced garlic in it. […]

If you want an easy way to cut your risk of type 2 diabetes, go for more orange and green veggies! In a study that followed the dietary habits of over 37,000 Europeans for a ten-year period, those consuming the most carotenoids, specifically alpha and beta-carotene, cut their risk of type 2 diabetes up to 22 […]

  Beans – Beans are the most underutilized economic superfood. This humble nutritional powerhouse of a food group is worthy on many fronts particularly for appetite control, healthy metabolism, cardiovascular health, and brain health. Strive to include a serving in any form and in any variety each day.     Dark Leafy Greens –   Dark […]

Airports are filled with gut-busting temptations! For your airport travel, abide by these on-the-go principles for the flight to high health. 1. I will not enter the airport terminal famished, and I will always keep healthy hunger-fighting snacks in my carry-on bag for ready access. 2. Because I may be stressed, pressed for time, or […]

Nature: Our Best Kept Secret for Better Health Mother Nature may be the most powerful prescription of all. Riveting new science has now linked exposure to Nature and natural elements to a stunning list of benefits for the mind and the body. In this fabulously “fresh” and captivating talk, I share how a dose of Mother Nature […]

Woohoo! That is what I said as I read a report that suggested that eating foods high in ellagic acid may help us lose weight and avoid gaining it. When you see the list of foods that provide the highest amounts, you will understand my glee – hint they are really delicious. First, the study […]

Here is my best guidance for doing your protein right when dining out: Seafood including fish or shellfish is an excellent choice because they provide healthy omega 3 fats and negligible saturated fats. Americans are not consuming optimal amounts of seafood, so this would be my top recommendation for a healthy protein. Of course, do not even consider ruining such […]

I prepare fresh salmon, wild if available, for dinner once a week. I cook enough that I have at least one serving left over for the next day’s lunch. I include salmon salad regularly (made from canned wild Alaskan Red Sockeye) for my weekday lunches. I often have a wild Alaskan salmon patty (I get […]