My advice is science based, but not intended to replace that of your medical provider.
My website contains affiliate links. That means if you click through on a link I may earn income from the seller, not the buyer, you. My intent is to be a resource for you. I only refer to products that I support and use and the income helps keep the recipes coming and the website running. LiveBest is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.
All of the food photos are my own, unless otherwise stated. If you’d like to use one, please seek my permission first. The content of the website and blog are copyrighted.
Site content and nutrition advice is provided by a registered dietitian without medical examination, and is for educational purposes only. The content is not intended to diagnose or treat any medical or health conditions; the content is not medical advice, medical nutrition therapy, or health coaching. The information and suggestions provided on this site may not be applicable and appropriate for everyone, and are not intended to take the place of consultation with a licensed healthcare provider. You should always consult with your licensed healthcare provider about any questions related to the information provided on this site, or before changing your diet or exercise routine.
The recipe Nutrition Information should be considered an estimate. A best guess estimate. I try to provide accurate information, but there are so many variables in food and food data bases, to be precise is a very expensive endeavor requiring lab analysis. An example of variables is if a piece of meat is marinated, the marinade contributes some calories and nutrients, but most of the marinade, is uneaten by most people. Or a smoothie may be made with non-fat yogurt or whole-milk yogurt which significantly changes the calories. My goal is to use nutrient-dense foods that provide health benefits. So use the information as a tool to see if this is a good source of fiber or calcium.
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Last updated 10 May 2018.