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6 Hot Health Foods: Worth the Hype?

From the Show: HER
Summary: Are these six hot healthy foods worth the hype?
Air Date: 2/18/16
Duration: 10
Host: Michelle King Robson and Pam Peeke, MD
Guest Bio: Abbie Gellman, MS, RD
Abbie GellmanAbbie Gellman, MS, RD, is a professionally-trained chef and Registered Dietitian. Abbie has over 10 years of hospitality and food and beverage consulting experience and nearly 10 years of nutrition-related experience.

She received a Master of Science degree in Nutrition from Teachers College, Columbia University and completed a dietetic internship at New York – Presbyterian Hospital in NYC. Abbie holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Cornell University's School of Hotel Administration and earned her Culinary Degree from Peter Kump's New York Cooking School (now known as ICE).

In addition to working with a wide variety of food service operators, Abbie also counsels and educates patients and groups in a private practice setting and cooks privately for individual clients.
6 Hot Health Foods: Worth the Hype?
Health foods tend to ebb and flow in popularity. It's hard to know if the latest, greatest food discovery actually holds up to its advertising.

Are these six hot healthy foods worth the hype?
  1. Bone broth: good to maximize protein intake, regular broth better for soup base.
  2. Root vegetables: high in potassium and fiber, nuts have more protein.
  3. Kaniwa grain: high in protein and minerals, quinoa is cheaper and easier to find.
  4. Avocado oil: great to boost your intake of heart-healthy monounsaturated fats, taste more neutral than olive oil.
  5. Broccoleaf: full of calcium and vitamin A, tough to find.
  6. Green tea and matcha: great for the metabolism, watch out for the sugar.
Listen in as chef and dietitian, Abbie Gellman, discusses which popular foods are worth the hype.
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