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Manuel Villacorta

4 Ways To Spike Up The Grill With Superfoods

Manuel Villacorta | Posted 07.19.2016 | Healthy Living
Manuel Villacorta

We are halfway through the summer and at the peak of the grilling season. I am sure that we are all enjoying a great time, hitting the grill and havin...

5 High Performance Superfoods That Are Great For Exercise

Manuel Villacorta | Posted 06.16.2016 | Healthy Living
Manuel Villacorta

The summer season is here with longer hours and people are getting more active. Maybe you are hitting the gym hard core to get into shape and that bea...

Hot Tips to Boost Your Pizza

Manuel Villacorta | Posted 05.24.2016 | Healthy Living
Manuel Villacorta

As a registered dietitian, my love affair with food has led me to find new ways to make pizza easy, quick, bursting with flavor and nutritious enough to get rid of the guilt of eating it.

5 Steps for the Perfect Smoothie for Weight Loss

Manuel Villacorta | Posted 05.09.2016 | Healthy Living
Manuel Villacorta

There are so many reasons to start drinking smoothies, especially for breakfast, lunch, or a snack. Here are five of them: We all know we need to eat...

Hottest Nutrient-Dense Food Kiwicha for Earth Day And Beyond

Manuel Villacorta | Posted 04.20.2016 | Healthy Living
Manuel Villacorta

Friday, April 22nd is Earth Day 2016 and what better way to celebrate this day than by eating one of the Earth's most potent seeds available, kiwicha.

The Best 10 Nutrition Tips From Registered Dietitian Nutritionists

Manuel Villacorta | Posted 03.09.2016 | Healthy Living
Manuel Villacorta

I decided to interview 10 dietitians across the country who are influential movers and shakers in the nutrition and dietetics field. I asked them for the advice that they not only provide to their clients, but also practice in their own lives. So let's now introduce these nutrition experts with their top nutrition recommendations.

Debunked: The Myths of Eggs, Potatoes and Bananas

Manuel Villacorta | Posted 02.25.2016 | Healthy Living
Manuel Villacorta

So often clients come to my practice with foods they believe they're not supposed to eat under any circumstances, whether because they've heard they're fattening or because they think they have bad health effects. The problem is that much of that information is just wrong.

5 Must-Dos for Peak Life Performance in 2016

Manuel Villacorta | Posted 01.05.2016 | Healthy Living
Manuel Villacorta

Even if you're not a professional athlete, you still want to operate at peak performance. Giving your body the support it needs to get you through wha...

A Winning Holiday Appetizer: Purple Potato Causitas

Manuel Villacorta | Posted 12.02.2015 | Taste
Manuel Villacorta

While the festivities continue to roll out and the final countdown towards New Year's has begun, people everywhere are busy decorating homes and offic...

3 Hot Tips That Can Help Men Be Healthier

Manuel Villacorta | Posted 11.02.2015 | Healthy Living
Manuel Villacorta

November is here again, and it is time to shift gears to "Movember." For those of you that are not aware, "Movember" is the clever portmanteau of "mou...

A Pumpkin and Sweet Potato Lover? Then You Must Try Picarones

Manuel Villacorta | Posted 10.20.2015 | Taste
Manuel Villacorta

Given that the fall season is here with an abundance of pumpkin and sweet potato love, I would like to introduce a classic dessert that is near and dear to my heart, picarones. As a kid, my family and I use to go to the street vendors to eat these delicious morsels, as a Sunday treat.

3 Zesty Recipes to Excite Your Taste Buds & Boost Your Health

Manuel Villacorta | Posted 09.16.2015 | Taste
Manuel Villacorta

As part of my celebration, I have included three healthy, delicious and nutritious recipes that mix together ingredients from Mexico down to Argentina. Although these recipes are intended for this monthly celebration, they are not just for Latinos & Hispanics, but for everyone to enjoy.

Two to Three Cups of Coffee a Day Can Actually Be Good for You

Manuel Villacorta | Posted 09.03.2015 | Healthy Living
Manuel Villacorta

My stance on coffee is: moderation, moderation, moderation. There are great reasons to drink coffee, but like anything else, it matters how much and what kind you drink. Recent research offers good reasons to reconsider coffee, and some tips for being a responsible coffee consumer.

3 Cold Soups That Can Help You Cool Off With a Health Kick

Manuel Villacorta | Posted 08.06.2015 | Taste
Manuel Villacorta

After a few trips and many tastings, I was converted into a gazpacho lover, appreciating it as the perfect refresher on a hot day.

Peruvian Cuisine Today -- Fusion Flavors and Superfoods

Manuel Villacorta | Posted 06.27.2015 | Taste
Manuel Villacorta

It's no surprise that contemporary Peruvian cuisine is sweeping up the world, since Peruvian food already embraces so many different cultures. Peruvian food is marked by complexities dating back to the Spanish conquerors in the 16th century.

5 Strategies to Enjoy Eating Without Getting Off Track This Holiday Season

Manuel Villacorta | Posted 01.31.2015 | Healthy Living
Manuel Villacorta

But what all the successful strategies have in common is that they give you a plan, and that plan is made up of healthy food alternatives, consistent eating during the day throughout the season, and a policy of honesty with yourself.

Two Foods You Should Consider for Prostate Health

Manuel Villacorta | Posted 01.10.2015 | Healthy Living
Manuel Villacorta

Of course, no food or diet can by itself prevent cancer. What maca and lycopene in tomatoes can do, as part of a healthy lifestyle, is help support your body's basic systems, boost your body's homeostasis, and help repair the destructive effects of aging.

Why You Should Eat the Latino Staples Beans and Cilantro

Manuel Villacorta | Posted 11.17.2014 | Healthy Living
Manuel Villacorta

Here is my recipe for Peruvian Beans and Cilantro. The recipe is fast and easy, but it's whole food made from scratch with fresh ingredients that almost all Latin American cultures use. Try it with your family this month and get in touch with your Hispanic heritage!

Did You Know That Healthy Oils Don't Stop With Olive?

Manuel Villacorta | Posted 02.16.2014 | Healthy Living
Manuel Villacorta

Try adding a variety of oils to your diet to boost health and vitality. Keep in mind not all oils are made equal and each use be used according to their cooking methods listed above. Remember, there is no one miracle oil.

Peruvian Superfoods: The Most Powerful Powders on the Planet

Manuel Villacorta | Posted 11.10.2013 | Healthy Living
Manuel Villacorta

Because of the microclimates and diverse topography, Peru is home to thousands of foods found nowhere else on the planet, many of which are staggering in their content of potent nutrients. These foods fit into the new class of ingredients dubbed superfoods.

It's National Nutrition Month And Registered Dietitian Day!

Manuel Villacorta | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Manuel Villacorta

Our doctors say "eat healthfully" to stay well, but what exactly does that mean? Most of them don't have time to sit down and explain it to us.