About: Jeanine Justice has 20 years of experience in nutrition. She is currently the coordinatorfor Healthy Lifestyle La Plata Coalition.

Nuts good for your health, but don’t go nuts eating

Nuts (and seeds) are healthy foods that are rich in unsaturated fats, magnesium and copper, with smaller amounts of protein, fiber and iron. But they’re also high in calories, a quarter cup (about...

DATE: Aug. 31, 2010 | COLUMN: You are What You Eat

Test science of claims on 'brain food'

Are there really foods that can enhance our brainpower and decrease memory loss? There are many supplements and some foods on the market that advertise that they increase brain function, decrease...

DATE: Aug. 5, 2009 | COLUMN: You are What You Eat

Fad foods don't boost immunity

It's spring in the Southwest, and that usually means an increase in colds and flu.There seems to be a more virulent strain of the cold going around that lasts for a week or more. There's not much...

DATE: April 8, 2009 | COLUMN: You are What You Eat

Americans' drug of choice has good and bad effects

Caffeine is a stimulant (considered a drug) that enhances alertness and reduces fatigue.It is also addictive, like any drug - after less than a week of getting caffeine daily, most people will...

DATE: Feb. 4, 2009 | COLUMN: You are What You Eat

New year, New you

Every January, millions of people make New Year's resolutions to lose weight, eat healthier and start exercising regularly.Of those millions, only about 5 to 10 percent of them will actually follow...

DATE: Jan. 7, 2009 | COLUMN: You are What You Eat

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