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Fabiola Obregón, RD

Registered Dietitian

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Diabetes & Healthy Nourishment Tips

30/06/2014 06:00pm | 9682 views

Diabetes now affects over 29 million people in the United States. Its cost in 2012 alone was estimated at $245 billion. As Hispanics, we must be aware that our risk of developing diabetes is higher and it can happen at any age. Abnormally high levels of blood glucose (sugar) result from problems in how insulin is produced, how effectively it works at lowering blood glucose, or sometimes both. 

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A Latin Brew – Flavors from the Coffee Lands

29/11/2013 10:15am | 9129 views

World leaders in coffee production include Brazil, Colombia, Honduras, Peru, Mexico, and Guatemala. In fact, the United States imports nearly 40% of its coffee beans from Brazil and Colombia alone. This year, the National Coffee Association’s market research showed that coffee consumption is stronger among Hispanic Americans, with 74 percent drinking coffee daily. So Latinos love their coffee-- but is there more to learn about it? Let’s take a look.

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Mole – Sophisticated Mexican Sauces

29/11/2013 10:02am | 10523 views

Mole is a common name for a variety of Mexican sauces – red, black, green, and all colors in between – featuring very distinct flavors. Known for being rich, dark, and complex, Moles can be mildly spicy too with varying degrees of sweetness. Moles pair well with quail, duck, turkey, chicken, pork, beef, or tofu. 

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About the Author

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Fabiola Obregón, RD

Registered Dietitian

Fabiola Obregón, RD, is a registered dietitian who focuses on medical nutrition therapy and enjoys nutrition education. Her passion for food & nutrition began early on, when in high school she competed in several events through Health Occupations Students of America Leadership Conferences at the state and national levels. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Human Nutrition from the Univ. of Arkansas. After having worked as a clinical dietitian at Saint Francis Hospital in Oklahoma, she is continuing on to study medicine at the Univ. of Arkansas for Medical Sciences College of Medicine.

Originally from Guatemala, Obregón is proud of the richness of flavors, colors, variety and spice of Hispanic foods. She believes in the power of nutrition for a healthier life and is eager to share helpful information with fellow Hispanics. As a member of The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, the world’s largest organization of food and nutrition professionals, Obregón is active in the Latinos and Hispanics in Dietetics and Nutrition (LAHIDAN) group. Learn more at www.eatright.org, www.eatright.org/espanol, and www.eatrightlahidan.org.