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Answers to Common Seafood and Omega-3 Questions

When experts talk about the benefits of omega-3s, they are usually referring to seafood sources of the special oils. Find out more about the Omega-3.

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With Potatoes, More Color May Mean Better Nutrition

Orange mashed potatoes? Purple french fries? Potato dishes of the future could be healthier, tastier, and more colorful.

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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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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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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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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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On The Leaner Side – Tips On Ordering Healthy When Dining Out

Not sure what to order? For leaner cuisine, you can order these foods with confidence. Even if they don’t appear on the menu, restaurants that prepare food to order may serve these items to you.

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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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Questions to Ask Your Doctor About Blood Glucose

The Diabetes Control and Complications Trial -DCCT- showed that people with insulin-dependent diabetes who keep blood sugar levels as close to normal as possible can reduce their risk of eye, kidney and nerve diseases. Ask your doctor how you can improve blood sugar control – here are some questions.

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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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Growing Older, Eating Better

Nutrition remains important throughout life. Many chronic diseases that develop late in life, such as osteoporosis, can be influenced by earlier poor habits.

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Take Care of Those Bones

Building bones isn’t just for youngsters. The more we learn about nutrition and health the more we realize that maintaining good bone structure is a lifetime process. Once our bone mass reaches its peak – at about age 30 – keeping our bones strong remains vital to good health.

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Vitamin E: A Miracle Medicine?

Vitamin E appears in headlines so frequently now and is associated with such exciting results that you may be wondering if you are getting enough Vitamin E yourself. What exactly does this vitamin do? How much do you need? What foods contain Vitamin E?

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