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Quinoa with Black Beans, Cilantro and Feta

This quick and easy dish is a made-to-order meal for everyday athletes.

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Defining the Success of Low-Carb Diets

For awhile it was a battle without good research on either side: proponents of low-carbohydrate diets claimed they achieved better weight loss than with any other plan, while many health experts kept insisting that calories – not carbs – matter for weight loss. Now we have some good studies on the effectiveness of low-carb diets.

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What Kind of Carbohydrate?

Despite all the questions about how much carbohydrate we should eat, researchers say we may be overlooking a more important issue: the kinds of carbohydrate that we eat.

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Is a Vegetarian Diet Healthier?

Experts say that the question of whether vegetarian eating is better than non-vegetarian eating depends on exactly what is in that vegetarian diet.

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Resolutions That Can Really Make a Difference

Do New Year’s resolutions really do any good? It depends on what they are and whether you can keep them.

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Thanksgiving Menu Stuffed With Healthy Choices

There’s more than just a bountiful feast to be thankful for at Thanksgiving. From the main course to dessert, the traditional Thanksgiving meal is stuffed with healthy food choices.

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Can Foods Forestall Aging?

Studies at the Jean Mayer USDA Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging at Tufts University in Boston suggest that consuming fruits and vegetables with a high-ORAC value may help slow the aging process in both body and brain. Which Foods, you ask? Find out right here.

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Ten Step Countdown For A Healthy Life

Here are ten things you can do to help live longer, live better, and live happier!

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Make A Nutrition Resolution

Each January, tradition dictates that you make a resolution to do something different or better in the new year. For many people, that resolution involves improving their health and appearance by eating better. Here are some great tips to help you succeed!

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Losing Weight Safely

Americans trying to lose weight have plenty of company. According to a 1995 report from the Institute of Medicine, tens of millions of Americans are dieting at any given time, spending more than $33 billion yearly on weight-reduction products, such as diet foods and drinks.

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Fat Matters.. But Calories Count

Just because a product is fat free, doesn’t mean it is calorie free. In fact, fat free or reduced fat products can have as many, if not more, calories per serving than regular products. So, yes, you need to watch your fat intake. But remember calories do count.

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They’re Baaack… Happy Holidays?

The bright lights, festive spirit, friendly gatherings – the high prices, high pressure, and high-calorie foods! Love it or hate it, you can’t ignore the holiday season. People with diabetes have more flexibility than ever, thanks to the new nutritional“guidelines. The danger is in overindulging.

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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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What Makes A Healthy Diet?

No single food can supply all the nutrients in the amounts you need. For example, a diet consisting of yogurt, bagels and oranges lacks Vitamins A, E, K, iron, zinc and more. Eating many different kinds of foods will ensure that you get all the nutrients that you need. Foods which are considered healthy add up to an unhealthy diet when eaten alone.

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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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