Susan Burke March

Food, Nutrition, and Your Health columnist Susan Burke March moved to Cuenca after 35 years as a Registered and Licensed Dietitian and Certified Diabetes Educator in the United States. She currently serves as the Country Representative from Ecuador for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. Susan helps people attain better weight and health, and reduce the risk of heart disease, diabetes, and other conditions that can be improved with smart lifestyle modifications. Contact her at SusantheDietitian@gmail.com.
Should you freeze an avocado? What about pineapple?

Should you freeze an avocado? What about pineapple?

Ecuador is tops for avocados. As I wrote in December, avocados are one of the most healthful foods on earth, and here in Ecuador, we’re in ‘avocado heaven’! They’re quite inexpensive, fresh, and so abundant that you may want to buy a bunch and freeze some for later. Another favorite fruit is...

Would you like chocolate that shimmers like a rainbow?

Would you like chocolate that shimmers like a rainbow?

By Devi Lockwood Earlier this month, Samy Kamkar shared his latest creation on Twitter: chocolate that shimmers like a rainbow. Mr. Kamkar is not a chocolatier. He’s a founder of the internet security company Openpath, and gained early internet notoriety in 2005 for releasing a virus on the...

Sauternes – not just for paunchy old men

Sauternes – not just for paunchy old men

By Giovanni Cambizaca After last week’s article about natural wines, I heard from a reader who had sampled an orange wine while on a trip to Argentina. She thought the wine had a lovely bouquet, but no one in her group actually liked the taste of it. So this week, let’s get the taste of natural...

What’s the scoop on saturated fat? Healthy or hype?

What’s the scoop on saturated fat? Healthy or hype?

Author’s note: This is the third in a multi-part series on fats — In Part I, I wrote about trans fats, or hydrogenated fats — they transformed the processed foods industry and are linked to the rise in the incidence of coronary artery disease. Part II showed how manufacturers have turned to palm...

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