Dr. Ann

Broccoli is bonafide healthy food megastar. This non-starchy, cold weather veggie is chock full of vitamins, minerals, and fiber, yet ridiculously low in calories. Even more remarkable, broccoli is home to over 150 health-promoting phytochemicals, including sulforaphane, now world famous for its anti-cancer prowess. Because I know that “volume” is a powerful appetite suppressant, broccoli […]

Exercise burns calories. Exercise enhances insulin sensitivity (insulin action), which boosts calorie burning potential. Exercise builds lean body mass (muscle). The more muscle mass you have, the more calories you burn.  Muscles burn calories (14 calories per pound per day vs. fat’s 3 calories per pound per day) very effectively and are ultimately what burn […]

I consider extra virgin olive oil a superstar food for both sensory pleasure and health protection, and a fascinating new study in the October issue of Cell Metabolism provided yet another reason to make this delicious fat your oil of choice, namely better appetite control.  Olive oil is chock full of heart-happy monounsaturated fats and […]