Thursday, November 22, 2018

November nutrition nuggets: How SWEET it is!

Researchers from the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences reveal sweet potato as a weapon against diabetes.  The good news for diabetics is that research has confirmed that sweet potatoes are a low-glycemic index (GI) food. The glycemic index measures how quickly certain foods release carbohydrates into the body. High-GI foods cause blood sugar levels to spike, while low-GI foods release glucose slowly into the bloodstream. 
Sweet potatoes can provide a delicious delight morning, noon or night! 
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Sunday, October 28, 2018

Summer Sunset

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Another summer is behind us and it's time to plan how you will move through the fall and winter seasons. While it can be a challenge it is not impossible to avoid the cool weather weight gain.

You may find this guide to avoiding fall fattening foods helpful -

Smoothies are still a great way to start your day - Go green with the following smoothie recipe.

3-4 cups purified water
1 handful of red leaf lettuce
1 handful of kale Greens
2 Tablespoons ground flax seed
2 bananas
2 Cups chopped apple
1 Cup strawberries
½ Cup Blueberries
2 dates (pitted)


Yours in health,
Dr. Velonda

Stay tuned for fall superfood series........

Monday, July 2, 2018

Summer super-foods

Summer has arrived along with plenty of summer superfoods

What's on your fork? Farmer's Markets are in full bloom now through October
To locate a market visit -

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Monday, March 5, 2018

National Nutrition Month 2018

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National Nutrition Month® was created by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics as an education campaign that focuses attention on the importance of making informed food choices and developing sound eating and physical activity habits. 

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The theme for 2018 is "Go Further with Food".The power is in the choice and the food you choose can make a real difference. Preparing your foods to go further, by planning meals and snacks in advance can help to reduce food loss and waste.

It's still soup season - celebrate National Nutrition Month with this great soup recipe

Wednesday, February 21, 2018


Happy National Cook a Sweet Potato Day!

celebrated across the United States each year on February 22nd.  

The sweet potato is the spud-tastic potato that is eaten and loved by millions of people across the nation. Central America or South America is thought to be the center of origin and domestication of sweet potatoes.  It is known that in Central America, sweet potatoes were domesticated at least 5000 years ago.  Peruvian sweet potato remnants dating as far back as 8,000 BC have been found in South America.

The sweet potato is an excellent source of vitamin A, which supports good vision, the immune system and bone growth.  Sweet potatoes are a good source of vitamin B-6, magnesium and vitamin C.  It’s also great for the complexion. High in fiber and low in fat and calories, this root vegetable is a healthful alternative to snack foods when prepared without added butter, sugar or salt.

Unlike other potatoes, sweet potatoes like long, hot growing seasons. This might explain why it is the state vegetable of North Carolina.  

Celebrate today with Dr. Velonda (if you are in Atlanta, Ga):
Thursday, February 22nd 6pm - 8pm
Book signing & recipe sampling
Phoenix & Dragon Bookstore
5531 Roswell Rd NE

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Sunday, January 28, 2018

New Year, New You - Month #2

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February is full of health celebrations. Here are my top 3:

February American Heart Month
Every year, 1 in 4 deaths are caused by heart disease. The good news is that heart disease can often be prevented by making healthy choices. ( 

February is National Children's Dental Health Month: The 2018 month long celebration is brought to you by the American Dental Association and Crest + Oral B; helping parents provide children with a healthy smile!  
February is National Sweet Potato Month –  celebrating the most nutritious vegetable in the world! The top 2 health benefits of sweet potatoes are antioxidants and blood sugar regulation. Stay tunes for a month full of sweet potato nutrition nuggets. In the meantime, use the recipe below to add sweet potato pancakes to your menu.
Sweet potato pancakes

2 cups rolled oat (or oat flour)
1 cup almond milk
1 cup sweet potato purée
2 tablespoons maple syrup
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar
3/4 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon celtic salt
1/4 teaspoon baking soda

  • Process/grind oats in a grinder, food process or high speed blender
  • Add oats and all other ingredients to the food processor or high-speed blender. Process/blend until smooth. Set aside while you preheat a skillet over medium heat.
  • Pour batter into skillet, ½ - 1/3 cup at a time, fill with as many pancakes as fit comfortably fit.
  • Cook on each side on medium-low heat for about 3 minutes. Flip when the center starts to bubble.
  • Top the pancakes with maple syrup and berries to taste.
Mark your calendar for February 22nd celebration of National Cook a Sweet Potato Day.
Sweet Potato Delights  ( will be celebrating at the Phoenix & Dragon Bookstore located at 5531 Roswell Road NE  in Sandy Springs, Ga ( 

Yours in health, Dr. Velonda - TWITTER @drvelonda INSTAGRAM sweetpotatodelights

Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Welcome to 2018

Each January, roughly one in three Americans resolve to improve their health in some way. A much smaller percentage of people actually make good on those resolutions. Studies have found that about 75% of people stick to their goals for at least a week, however less than half (46%) are still on target six months later.

Someone once said that New Year’s resolutions are a bit like babies; they’re fun to make but extremely difficult to maintain. Here’s to your health!

2018 Hot Health Topic!!!!
According to the WELL + GOOD blog the #1 nutrition trend for 2018 is Moringa. “Buzz about turmeric’s anti-inflammatory powers dominated 2017, but 2018 is all about Moringa. North American healthy food companies have discovered this super-green from south of the equator, and it’s being touted as an even more powerful inflammation fighter” (SOURCE:

January Hot Health Happenings!!!

Kickoff Your Best Year Yet with Joel Fuhrman, MD on Jan 10th, 2018
Wed, January 10, 2018 from 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
Groves High School Main Auditorium
20500 West 13 Mile Road - Beverly Hills, MI 48025

Total Detox Challenge Information Session – 
Tuesday, January 23, 2018 from 5 PM to 6 PM
Let's Talk Food Nutrition & Culinary Education Center
3670 Woodward Avenue - Detroit, MI 48201

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