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Stone Soup

Guest bloggers from around the world share with Food & Nutrition Magazine.

Cherries: One of Nature's Perfect Treats

With 3g of fiber and 260mg potassium per cup, these heart-protective drupes contain cholesterol-lowering sterols.

Recognizing the Signs of Iron Deficiency

Despite the importance of this mineral, iron continues to remain the most prevalent nutrient deficiency in the U.S., and the leading cause of anemia.


Grapefruit Three Ways

In the form of essential oil, grapefruit has many proposed benefits, especially for the lymphatic system. Some examples include relieving congested skin, acne, slack tissue, headaches and depression.

Diabetes Control: Going Beyond Blood Sugar

Unfortunately, having diabetes at least doubles your risk of heart troubles. That’s a scary-sounding statistic, but there is good news, as well.


What Impact Do Cholesterol and Saturated Fat Have on Heart Disease?

Are people doing themselves more harm than good by eating a higher carbohydrate diet just to decrease intake of cholesterol and saturated fat?


Vegan Chocolate Cheesecake

This non-dairy chocolate cheesecake has a thick, creamy, pudding-like texture, and isn't cloyingly sweet.


Technology: An Effective Aid in Healthy Behavior Change

Attending the New Media Expo and the Consumer Electronic Show convinced this health practitioner that technology can truly help people become healthier.

Spiced Sweet Potato Wedges

Indulging in deep fried potato wedges on a regular basis isn't the key to a healthy diet — so I came up with my own homemade recipe.


Is Coconut Water Really Nature’s Sports Drink?

When making the choice between coconut water and another sports beverage, consider both cost and length of activity.


‘The Biggest Loser’ Controversy: We’re Missing the Point, America!

I find myself puzzling over what the latest “TBL” drama says about our society as a whole.

Raw Chocolate Malt Brownie Bites

These are sure to hit the spot with your sweet tooth, but also keep you on track through Valentine's Day.


Smart Snacking Can Make You Healthier

Research now indicates that snacking has its advantages, from aiding in weight loss to helping stabilize blood sugar levels.


Quick and Easy Lunches for a Busy Schedule

When you’re so busy you can’t differentiate between your grocery list and your daily to-do list, giving up good eating habits won’t help lower your stress levels.

Cherry Sauce Prosciutto Crostini

In an effort to explore the culinary abilities of this gorgeous pitted fruit, I committed myself to creating a savory bite that's easy but impressive.


10 African Recipes to Try in 2014

With food trends indicating increased interest in ethnic foods, I asked my friends on social media to help me compile dishes someone new to African food should try this year.


Protecting Your Telomeres With the Right Food

Telomeres are comparable to the caps on our shoelaces for our DNA or genes; they protect them from shortening and fraying.


Juice Pulp Bread

This bread is dense, moist and delicious. My go-to juice is carrot, apple, lemon and ginger and this combination makes for one tasty loaf.

National Wear Red Day is Friday

As dietitians we can help to raise awareness and participate in the celebration of National Wear Red Day.

Blending Afghan and Italian Cultures at My Daughter's Wedding

From the start, the menu was challenging — it would celebrate two cultures miles apart but similar in many ways.
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