posts by Donna P Feldman MS RDN


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In praise of watermelon

One of my favorite summer fruits is watermelon. It’s refreshing and delicious. Unlike other summer fruit (peaches, berries, even cantaloupe), it keeps well. As an added bonus, it’s hydrating, which is something we think about in summer. Watermelon didn’t spring from the ground, fully formed as the sweet red fruit we know. According to Harry […]

Killer Red Meat..?

Last week set a record for silly headlines about red meat and death risk. Eating red meat linked with higher risk of death Eating red meat may boost death risk More red meat in diet tied to higher risk of early death Red meat consumption increases risk of early death. And on and on, in […]

Are blueberries that special?

Just in time for summer blueberry season, a study that touts the miracle benefits of blueberries! What A Coincidence! According to the blog on the Blueberry Council Website, you’ve now got a reason to eat blueberries every single day. Eating a daily cup of blueberries for 6 months was linked to improvements in heart health […]

Tofu for chicken

Jokes about tofu aside, it really is a wonderfully versatile food. Nutritional benefits include: high protein significant fiber a fermented food significant source of minerals like magnesium, potassium, zinc and calcium (if made with calcium sulfate method) low fat But its most useful attribute might not be nutritional. It’s extremely easy to use and rather […]

Research Nonsense .. Again

Today’s Headline Follies: “Fruit juice increases your risk of early death!” Nowadays, my first thought when reading these headlines is “who funds this junk research?” And what were the preconceived prejudices of the researchers? I know why we have the headlines: click bait. Sure sounds alarming — fruit juice causes early death! Like, at age […]

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