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Whole grains you may not know but should start eating

There’s a whole lot of goodness in whole grains. These plant-based foods serve up a delicious dose of B vitamins, minerals such as iron and magnesium, dietary fiber and a…

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Breakfast not just for kids

Your mother always told you to eat breakfast, right? Well, Mom’s advice still rings true, even though you’ve traded a book bag for a log book. That’s because breakfast really…

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Enjoy avocados in moderation to get benefits without guilt

The creamy green flesh of the avocado has the mouthfeel of a bad-for-you food. Nothing could be further from the truth. In fact, it’s the rich content of monounsaturated fat…

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Practical changes keep pounds off

“Lose weight” was the No. 1 New Year’s resolution made last year, according to a report published by University of Scranton researchers on Jan. 1, 2014. One reason that prompts…

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Beyond kale, there are lots of healthful greens

Although green is one of the major colors of the Christmas season, leafy greens are something we should include in our diet year round. These lush edible plants are a…

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Sugar substitutes may shed calories but they add more to the mix

We are all born with a sweet tooth. Or more specifically, receptors on our taste buds designed to make us like the taste of sugar. The problem is, we eat…

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Everyday fruits can fuel your A game

Move over sports drinks, supplements and special powders designed to boost performance during activities such as bicycle riding. There are a couple of ordinary foods that research shows can boost…

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The facts on eating fish

Is it or isn’t it? That is, is fresh fish a super nutritious food worthy of becoming a pescatarian? Or, isn’t it, due to the threat of contaminants such as…

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Skip juice “drink” in favor of 100 percent juice in moderation for most benefits

The number of juice and juice-like beverages are multiplying on shelves as fast as the little furry tribbles that took over the U.S.S. Enterprise. This proliferation of fruit- and vegetable-based…

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High-fiber beans carry loads of benefits for heart, blood, weight

Dried beans have been a part of mankind’s diet since 7,000 B.C. Today they are an ingredient in just about every cuisine. Think Latin beans and rice, Asian black bean…

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