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Nutrition News: Celebrate a World of Flavors

Charlyn Fargo on

--Peru -- A typical Peruvian breakfast often is a corn or quinoa tamale with papaya and white cheese known as queso fresco. A weekend favorite is stir-fried steak with tomatoes and onions served with bread.

Q and A

Q: Is a slow metabolism to blame for my weight?

A: Only in rare cases do people gain an excessive amount of weight from a medical issue that slows the metabolism, such as Cushing's syndrome or having an underactive thyroid gland. Weight gain is a complicated process, a combination of genetic makeup, hormonal controls, diet composition and other lifestyle factors such as sleep, physical activity and stress. To be at the right weight, choose a healthy diet and get plenty of exercise.


Here's a recipe for baba ghanoush, a Mediterranean eggplant dip made from roasted or grilled eggplant, tahini, lemon juice, garlic and olive oil.



Servings: 4

2 medium eggplants

1/4 cup tahini


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