Nutrition & Diet Coach

Peggy Korody North San Diego Registered Dietitian Nutritionist

Internet Marketers of Acai Berry Weight-Loss Pills & “Colon Cleansers” to pay $1.5 M

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced that an operation that marketed acai berry supplements, “colon cleansers,” and other products using allegedly fraudulent free trial offers and phony endorsements from Oprah Winfrey and Rachael Ray will pay $1.5 million as part of a settlement. The money will be made available for consumer refunds. This is just an […]

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Multigrain products: is this a good source of whole grains?

You may be seeing “multigrain” on products from crackers to bread at the grocery, but does that make it a good choice if you are trying to add to your daily fiber count?  Unfortunately, most of the time “no”.  Multigrain simply means more than one grain, not that the grains are whole.  If you want […]

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Portion Distortion and Healthy Tips for Eating Out

A “portion” is defined as the amount of food you choose to eat for a meal or snack. The continuing rising rate of obesity in our country and “portion distortion” plays an important part in these statistics. Twenty years ago a portion of spaghetti and meatballs consisted of one-cup spaghetti with sauce and three small […]

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June Cooking Class: Summer Picnics with Peggy

Tues. June 21, 6:30-8:30pm.  Cooking class – Summer picnics with Peggy Korody, RD, CLT. It’s time to pack up the picnic basket, head off to the park or beach and enjoy some good food. We’ll also talk about food safety, and cook up some tasty take along dishes. $49 (prepay by June 17th receive a […]

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Nutritional Myths

Where should you turn for good nutrition advice? Oprah? Oprah’s cook, her personal trainer, or best friend? How about the clerk at the vitamin/health food store, infomercials, magazines, your friends, or your doctor? What qualifies these sources to give good advice on nutrition? Good nutritional advice comes from trusted sources, and is backed up by […]

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The New California Menu Labeling Law

Did you know that California has a menu labeling law? The first phase went into effect on July 1st, 2009, which basically states that any restaurant chain, with 20 or more restaurants, has to provide nutritional information to it’s customers. As of January 1st of this year, this information has to be on the menu […]

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March is National Nutrition Month®

March is National Nutrition Month, which was created by the American Dietetic Association (ADA) to increase nutrition education and awareness. The theme this year is “Eat Right with Color”. In a previous article I devoted a full column to this important topic (see “What Color is Your Plate?”). In January of this year the USDA […]

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Fat: The Good, The Bad, The Ugly

Some people look at all dietary fat as a “four-letter” word. Especially since every 45 seconds someone has a heart attack and a high fat diet has been associated as a leading risk factor. It’s important to note that all dietary fat is not created equal and the American Heart Association (AHA) recommends keeping total fat intake between 20 – 35% of your total calories.

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The Orange and Vitamin C…

This is the peak season for oranges, so here are a few reasons to pick some up at the market next time you go shopping. Most people know that oranges are packed with vitamin C, and most people believe that vitamin C prevents or treats the common cold. Unfortunately, most scientific studies show that Vitamin C does not help the common cold. So, should you stop eating oranges and foods rich in vitamin C? Of course not!

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Jumpstart Your Metabolism

So many of us start the year with a “New Year’s Resolution”. What’s on your list? Loose weight, get fit, start a healthier lifestyle? Chances are it’s one or more of these. With the TV News and Internet constantly bombarding us with conflicting stories on how to achieve these goals what should you do? Is it really as complicated as the media and manufactures portray? Of course not, let’s take a look.

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