Dr. Ann

Substituting some of your animal-based proteins with vegetable-based proteins is a wise thing to do. By making this swap, you can enjoy your protein along with: A much smaller carbon footprint Phytochemicals Zero cholesterol Negligible to zero saturated fats Beneficial fiber A higher nutrient density Fewer calories The best plant-based sources of protein include: beans/legumes, nuts, […]

There is perhaps no other food that has received more spin than soy!  Here are the facts based on my understanding of the science: Whole soy foods have an exemplary nutritional profile, i.e. they are very, very nutritious. o       Provide high quality, (“complete”) inexpensive vegetable protein that is naturally low in saturated fat and cholesterol-free. […]

Edamame is a superstar food that makes a great addition to any meal!  The fact that not only is this recipe incredibly healthy but amazingly simple is what makes it one of my favorite edamame recipes. Simple Edamame with Lemon and Olive Oil Ingredients: 1 package of frozen shelled edamame cooked according to package instructions 1 […]

-Canned organic black beans -Organic chicken stock -High quality extra virgin olive oil -Peanuts -Mixed nuts -Avocados -Tomato Sauce -Tomato Paste -Avocado oil -Capers -Almond butter -Wild Salmon (canned and frozen burgers) -Figs -Walnuts -Hemp hearts  

A healthy HDL level (>50) is associated with less risk of heart attack, stroke, Alzheimer’s and colon cancer. Follow these simple strategies to raise your HDL (good) cholesterol level. (Mine is 93!) Lose weight if overweight. Engage in at least 30 minutes of moderate aerobic activity (brisk walking) most days of the week. (Talk to […]

I am a big proponent of regularly consuming whole soy foods as part of a balanced diet, and this excellent source of “green” protein just got a huge boost on the heart-health front. In a prestigious NIH-funded study of cardiovascular health involving over 5,000 young adults, those who had the highest daily isoflavone intake (isoflavones […]

Edamame, also known as fresh green soybeans, are a superstar food that are as pleasing to your taste buds as they are exceptional for boosting health. This convenient and readily available “whole soy food” packs a matrix of nutrients and beneficial compounds that place it clearly in the lead position as one of the most […]