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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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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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Perfect Ending Ideas For Your Thanksgiving Feast

It may seem heresy to suggest an alternative ending to the traditional Thanksgiving meal. But for those looking for a bit more culinary adventure, health-conscious cooks have developed a welcome variety of delicious alternatives to the revered pumpkin pie.

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Back To School The Heart Healthy Way

Nutritionists say it can be easy for school-aged kids to learn healthy eating habits—all it may take is a little home work.

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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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How to Cope With Food Allergies

What do you do if you suspect you have a food allergy? The Food Allergy Network’s Anne Munoz-Furlong suggests keeping a food diary as a first step, writing down everything you eat or drink for a one- or two-week period. Note any symptoms and how long it took for such symptoms to develop.

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Quick Tips to Packing a Safe Lunch

A bunch of great tips on how to prepare and package a safe lunch for your child to bring to school.

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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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Tea: A Story of Serendipity

Many tea drinkers find the beverage soothing, and folk medicine has long valued it as a remedy for sore throats and unsettled stomachs. Recent studies have shown that certain chemicals in tea called polyphenols may help reduce the risk of far more serious illnesses, including atherosclerosis and some cancers.

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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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Baking With Yogurt

Yogurt, particularly low-fat and non-fat varieties, has a lot to offer health-conscious cooks. Learn about how you can use yogurt to make your baked goodies even better, and healthier!

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The Ideal Mother’s Day Meal: Festive, Easy, Healthy

If you are wondering what to serve for Mother’s Day, consider Cornish hens for a festive entree. To keep the portions of“animal protein, fat and calories under control, use just half of a hen for each serving instead of a whole bird, and fill the rest of the plate with a variety of whole grains and vegetables. That way, the special Mom in your life can have her hen and keep her health too.

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