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Nutrition

Why is Folic Acid Important for Women?

Folic acid is one of the B vitamins. Folic acid is found in oranges, grapefruits, lemons, dark green leafy vegetables, beans, peas, and lentils. You also can get folic acid by eating cereals, breads and other grain products that have folic acid added to them. These products are called enriched or fortified. Look at the food label to find the amount of folic acid in the food.

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Can Candy Hurt You?

By and large, candy isn’t considered a threat to health, with the exception of the hazard of dental caries, or tooth decay. By definition, candy contains sugar, which is the prime source of sustenance for the ever-present bacteria responsible for cavities.

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Nutrition and Your Health

Research has indicated that women want to spend one half hour or less, selecting and preparing an evening meal; men want to spend no more than 15 minutes. It’s a long way from the days when Grandma spent hours preparing dinner in the kitchen! Good dietary guidelines for healthy Americans can be stated in these simple, easy to understand terms.

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More People Trying Vegetarian Diets

Perceiving plant foods as beneficial because they are high in dietary fiber and, generally, lower in saturated fat than animal foods, many people turn to vegetarian diets. But are they helping themselves or have they made a poor decision?

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Tonic in a Teapot?

The first documented reference to tea, according to the Tea Council of the U.S.A., came in 350 A.D., and although early claims have not been validated by 20th century science, recent studies do show some evidence that polyphenols – chemicals in tea with antioxidative and other biochemical properties – may, in fact, have value in protecting against some serious ailments.

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Infant Formula: Second Best but Good Enough

A century ago, babies who couldn’t be breast-fed usually didn’t survive. Today, although breast-feeding is still the best nourishment for infants, infant formula is a close enough second that babies not only survive but thrive.

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Baby Boomers: Eating Healthier Than Ever Before

Get ready for changing trends in the kitchen! Baby Boomers, the generation that’s had the biggest“impact on society at every stage of its life, from schools and university education, to feminism and“general equality, lifestyle choices and exercise, are beginning to turn 50.

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