Can Candy Be a Superfood? This Halloween, Try Kiwicha Candies

Can Candy Be a Superfood? This Halloween, Try Kiwicha Candies

This is a guest blog post by Manuel Villacorta, MS, RD, CSSD. Kiwicha, also known as amaranth or “mini quinoa” is a small pseudo cereal noted for its dense nutritional content.  Kiwicha has been farmed in Peru and other areas … Continue reading

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Peruvian Superfoods: from Pichuberry to Purple Potatoes

Peruvian Superfoods: from Pichuberry to Purple Potatoes

Fooducate friend and Registered Dietitian Manuel Villacorta hails from Peru. And his latest book, Peruvian Power Foods, highlights some very interesting and healthy foods from South America. The Andean mountain region is home to Peru, Bolivia and Ecuador. By now, most … Continue reading

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Hydration Beyond Water – Eat Your Fruits and Vegetables

Hydration Beyond Water – Eat Your Fruits and Vegetables

This is a guest blog post by Manuel Villacorta, MS, RD, CSSD. As we transition from those early spring time months of warm beverages and apples galore, we enter a world transformed by summer heat and an abundance of sun-doused … Continue reading

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Buying Groceries: The Problem with Catchy “Health” Words

Buying Groceries: The Problem with Catchy “Health” Words

This is a guest blog post by Manuel Villacorta, MS, RD, CSSD. Lately, several of my clients have been asking me about “energy” bars. They often bring me bars that are organic, dairy-free, wheat-free, raw, natural — all those trendy … Continue reading

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