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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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Dashboard Dining: Good Choices While Out on the Open Road

Though it’s not the first place you would choose to eat, your car may be one place where you occasionally catch a meal. Today, the phrase “to go” means food is not going home, it’s going with you in the car while you shuttle yourself or your kids between appointments, practices and games.

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Tempting Those Timid About Tofu

Many who have been timid about tofu are now tempted by its much talked about health benefits and the tantalizing ways it can be prepared.

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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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Safe Food Handling is Key to Healthy, Fun Picnic

Picnic grounds and backyards are bustling with barbecues, but food-borne illnesses can quickly spoil the fun. By taking simple steps when handling, storing and cooking food outdoors, everyone can enjoy a food poisoning-free summer.

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Fruits and Vegetables: Eating Your Way to 5 A Day

Are you taking the 5 A Day challenge? You may be if you find yourself snacking on raw vegetables instead of potato chips; adding fruit to your cereal at breakfast; using the salad bar when you go out for lunch or to the grocery store; loading up on juice instead of a usual coffee, tea or soda.

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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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Culinary Coaches’ Corner: 1st-and-10 Tips to Make the Party Fun for You

Super Bowl Sunday can send the host or hostess into a fumble. Here are 10 tips for throwing a party with simple suggestions on strategies, timing and – of course – the game.

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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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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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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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Eat Your Omega Three’s

There’s no doubt about it: seafood can be good for your health. Overall, it has less total fat and less saturated fat than meat and poultry. So eating fish regularly may help lower blood cholesterol levels. Moreover, seafood supplies several vitamins and minerals. Recently, there has been interest in the omega-3 fatty acid content of fish, too.

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Feast On Healthful Favorites

Broccoli, oranges, beans, oatmeal…nutritionally speaking, these foods are so outstanding that they should be part of everyone’s diet, especially one geared toward the prevention of chronic disease. Add a few more favorites such as kiwi fruit, strawberries and sweet potatoes, and you have a literal smorgasbord that can contribute to good health.

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Carbohydrates That Fool

Are bread and other carbohydrates fattening? No. The problem isn’t the carbohydrates themselves, but the now-widespread super-sized portions that are often to blame when weight seems out-of-control. And it is not just -junk foods- at fault here – even -healthy- foods in excessive portions spell trouble.

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Food Guide Pyramid – USDA

The Food Guide Pyramid following the USDA suggestions for American Nutrtional Guidelines.

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