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"I am trying to limit my intake of added sugar...is there an standard accepted amount of daily added sugar that is considered not harmful?"
Q: I am trying to limit my intake of added sugar. So if I am counting sugar grams from the nutritional labels, should I bother counting the sugar grams from fresh fruit? For example, if a half cup of fresh blueberries have 8 grams of sugar, should I include that in my daily log since the sugar is naturally occurring fructose? I know I should avoid all added sugar, but is there an standard accepted amount of daily added sugar that is considered not harmful? Thank you. A: Thank you for reaching ou...
Ingredient Spotlight: Dry Beans
All types of beans—including black, cranberry, Great Northern, dark red kidney, light red kidney, white kidney, navy, pink, pinto, and small red—are good sources of protein, excellent sources of fiber, and
naturally fat-free, sodium-free, and cholesterol-free. Many types are also good sources of potassium. The U.S. Dietary Guidelines for Americans recommends eating about 3 cups of legumes, including beans, per week. If you eat about ½ cup of beans every day, ...
Q: "My sister-in-law has cancer which unfortunately has spread. Looking for the best diet or macrobiotic diet to tackle cancer."
Thank you for reaching out to The Sage: Nutritious Solutions; we are very sorry to hear about your loved one.
Cancer is a condition, that, unlike others, have many different ways to treat nutritionally. This is not because many different nutrition guidelines are appropriate, but because each cancer may cause different side effects - especially given the various types of cancer TREATMENT. With that said, you will be able to find any diet on the internet with the claim of benefiting/treat...
"What kind of potatoes are better for you?"
Thank you for reaching out to The Sage: Nutritious Solutions. As always, we are happy to help!
The short answer is: all varieties of potatoes are great!
Sweet potatoes tend to get the most popularity as the "healthiest potato" because they are rich in Vitamin A, a nutrient involved in cell health, immunity and vision and have more fiber than white potatoes. In fact, one sweet potato has over 350% of the daily value for vitamin A! (the 'Daily Value', or 'DV' on ...
The Low Iodine Diet for Thyroid Cancer Diagnosis
Thyroid Cancer is a type of cancer usually found in women (3 out of every 4 diagnoses compared to men) and is commonly diagnosed at a younger age than other adult cancers. Though mortality remains steady and low compared to other types of cancers, living with a partial or lack of thyroid tissue carries its own innate health concerns. Most cases of thyroid cancer are known as papillary or mixed papillary-follicular subtype. The naming of these types has to do with the location of t...
Nutrition Considerations for the Transgender Community
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