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Dr Russ Blog - August 2013
Grilling for Taste - and Good Health!
Created on 8/30/2013
Labor Day is here - and for many it means it's time to fire up the grill (or barbie). Grilled foods are flavorful and fun to prepare. And you can make grilled foods a little healthier for you in just 3 easy steps. These same steps often make your meal a little tastier, too. Read More>>
Still Time for Corn on the Cob
Created on 8/20/2013
It's been rainy, it's even been a little cooler than usual, but summer is still here!

And that means barbecuing!

A staple of BBQs is corn on the cob, and for good reason -

it brings added flavor to most any meal,

and can be very good for you, too! Read More>>
Can It! Salmon and Sardines
Created on 8/16/2013
The best way to get your omega-3s is to eat fish.

Yes, even better than taking a fish oil supplement.

And if you're on a tight budget you may not be able to eat fresh fish high in omega-3s as often as you would like.

But there is another option -

canned fish, especially salmon and sardines. Read More>>
All Calories Are Not The Same
Created on 8/9/2013
"If this food has 100 calories, and this other food has 100 calories, I don't really have to choose between them - they're the same!"


In all likelihood, no.

Calories represent a measure of energy, in this case how much energy you are taking in when eating a specific food.

But foods have very different nutrient profiles, and health effects. Read More>>
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