One pig-out could give you a heart attack

pizza pig-out

There’s a lot to celebrate today and over the next few weeks:  St Paddy’s day, March Madness, Easter, and for some Mainers – vacations to warm weather. For most people this means a big fat food fest, often in conjunction with alcohol. But did you know that even one act of gluttony could end the […]

Is your daughter’s diet increasing her risk for breast cancer?

adolescent diet link to breast cancer

Is your daughter’s favorite meal a nice steak with mashed potatoes? Or is picking up a burger and fries on the way home from sports practice a frequent habit? Or is her idea of fruit and veggies, ketchup and relish? These foods may be tasty – who doesn’t love a nice steak or crispy fries dipped in […]

Getting your sweet tooth to 10%

foods with added sugars

The 2015-2020 Dietary Guidelines are broad and more confusing than previous guidelines. They emphasize eating whole grains, a variety of fruits and vegetables, lean protein, nuts and oils, but don’t give specific amounts. The only specific recommendations are to keep both saturated fats and added sugars to less than 10% of total daily calories. For the […]