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What to include on a healthy grocery list and why as well as what should not be on your list.
A list of names for sugar found on food labels, to help you spend your food dollars wisely.
Not enough protein- a list of protein functions and the most vulnerable groups among us.
You may have heard about leptin, the hormone that affects appetite and how we use energy.
A minerals quiz to help you test your knowledge of these important nutrients and their role in your good health.
Healthy Eating Beans - A significant source of protein, fiber and other nutrients, inexpensive and easy to store.
The benefits and uses of chia seed, which has recently become a popular super food
Vegetarian Stories - It sometimes takes a sense of humor to be a vegetarian in a meat-eating society.
Preventing Cancer - Too many people have suffered with this devastating disease, but there are some things you can do.
A recipe to make calzones that will please your family and friends
Healthy eating plans to help you reach your goal of feeling well and living long.
A warm, satisfying navy bean soup recipe to add nutrition and good taste to your menu plans.
Healthy Eating Grains - In spite of recent bad press, grains can form part of a healthy diet.
A discussion of solanine in green potatoes and whether we should be concerned about these potentially poisonous tubers.
What is inulin and why is it so common in the food supply?
What are probiotics and how do they contribute to a healthy eating lifestyle.
What are triglycerides and what role do they play in healthy eating and wellness.
Healthy Eating Fiber explains how to get enough fiber into your diet and why it's so important that you do...
A delicious baklava recipe that is simple to follow and satisfying to serve.
A healthy eating guide with a printable list of of tips for choosing and preparing healthy foods.
Healthy eating for diabetics involves educating yourself about foods, reading labels and planning.
A comprehensive discussion of vegetarian nutrition concepts.
Discussion of the danger of raw eggs due to Salmonella, and tips to help you avoid this foodborne illness.
There is a lot of controversy about artificial sweeteners and their safety in the food supply.
A comprehensive list of useful tips to help prevent child obesity that you can print and keep handy for reference..
Healthy Eating Fiber - a list of those foods with 3 grams of fiber per serving.
Healthy eating during pregnancy, with specific nutrient needs and foods to choose for a healthy baby.
A way to define protein that includes, sources, functions, deficiency and requirements.
A discussion that will define carbohydrate for your information in planning a healthy eating lifestyle.
A discussion of pesticides in food, the why's and wherefores, and a list of ways you can minimize your risk.
A timely discussion of minerals in food to help you plan a healthy diet.
A list of empty calories that can sabotage your desire to pursue a healthy lifestyle.
Free Recipes Wassail: Delicious, spicy holiday punch recipe that you can also enjoy all winter long.
A brief description of types of fats with a list of the best sources of monounsaturated fats.
A concise list of healthy eating facts to help you eat healthy and feel well.
The glycemic index - what it is, and what it means in planning your healthy diet.
How healthy nuts can form a part of your healthy eating lifestyle.
What is a Serving? Learning about serving sizes is a small step you can take towards a healthy eating lifestyle.
A discussion of good fat and how you can improve your health by including healthy fat in your diet.
Grocery shopping tips to help you bring home healthy foods for you and your family.
What is Gluten? Which foods have it and which foods don't and how food sensitivity can affect your health.
Garlic facts and benefits, including buying, storing and cooking tips, plus benefits of this so-called stinking rose.
Making soup: including recipes and tips to help you warm up your autumn and winter menus.
Food is Medicine - Discussion of Hippocrates' quote describing food as medicine and how the same wisdom applies today.
Recipe Sloppy Joes for Lacto-vegetarian, Lacto-ovo-vegetarian, and Vegan.
Recipe Chili - a delicious vegetarian chili made from healthy foods and spices.
Recipe Navy Bean Soup for a warm and nourishing meal that is also inexpensive to prepare.
Recipe Granola - a combination of whole grains, nuts, seeds, honey and oil that bakes with a wonderful fragrance.
This lentil soup recipe makes a hearty, delicious and nutritious addition to your menu plans.