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Nov 30, 2020

Chia Seed - Nutrition in a tiny package

The benefits and uses of chia seed, which has recently become a popular super food

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Nov 25, 2020

Recipe Calzones

Recipe Calzones, homemade bread with a wonderful pizza or spinach-ricotta filling.

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Nov 24, 2020

Good Fat - It's Not an Oxymoron!

A discussion of good fat and how you can improve your health by including healthy fat in your diet.

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Nov 23, 2020

Healthy Carbohydrates

In spite of a bad reputation, there are healthy carbohydrates that you can include in your diet.

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Nov 20, 2020

Healthy Eating Diet Advice - Lose Weight and Stay Healthy

This page gives you some healthy eating diet advice that will help you lose weight without risking your good health.

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Nov 19, 2020

Iron Sources and Functions

Discussion of iron sources and functions, and how you can make sure you get enough of this important mineral.

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Nov 18, 2020

Childhood Obesity

Discussion of fructose and what may be a key to childhood obesity, to help you raise healthier kids

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Nov 17, 2020

Vitamin E Nutrition

Vitamin E nutrition tells you everything you need to understand about this important vitamin.

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Nov 16, 2020

Diabetes Facts - What you need to know

This page provides a list of diabetes facts to help you understand this debilitating disease.

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Nov 13, 2020

Phytochemicals - Plant Nutrients for Your Good Health

A discussion of phytochemicals and how you can include these protective plant nutrients in your healthy diet.

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Nov 12, 2020

Vitamin C Sources and Functions

Vitamin C sources and functions discussed, along with the importance of getting enough of this important vitamin.

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Nov 11, 2020

Getting Enough Iodine

Carol's question... I cannot have either dairy or seafood because of severe food allergies. Therefore, from what other sources can I obtain iodine?

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Nov 10, 2020

Eating Healthy Plan

Eating Healthy Plan is the basis for a healthy diet with practical steps you can take in your plan to eat healthy.

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Nov 09, 2020

Daily Protein Requirement

Your daily protein requirement can be calculated with a mathematical equation or by using portion size.

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Nov 06, 2020

Vitamin B12 Foods and Functions

A discussion of vitamin B12 foods and functions, including why it is of particular importance to the elderly.

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Nov 05, 2020

Tips on Eating Healthy - Buying, preparing and eating tips

Tips on Eating Healthy - Suggestions for buying, preparing and eating to make it easier for you to be healthy.

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Nov 04, 2020

Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No, it's Super foods!

A new category of foods called Super foods is discussed , including definition, types and examples.

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Nov 03, 2020

What do vegetarians eat? It's more than "rabbit food!"

An answer to the question, what do vegetarians eat, including different types of vegetarianism and recipe ideas.

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Nov 02, 2020

Preventing Osteoporosis

A list of foods for preventing osteoporosis that you may wish to include in your healthy eating plan.

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Oct 30, 2020

Incomplete Protein - Otherwise known as plant-based protein

Incomplete protein is discussed with emphasis on sources and a list of proteins that complement each other.

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Oct 29, 2020

Eating Gluten Free

Marilyn's Question... I recently discovered I am gluten intolerant. Pre-mixed seasonings (i.e. chili mix, taco mix, meatloaf mix) and condiments are a

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Oct 28, 2020

Carbohydrate Definition

A carbohydrate definition, including the type and function of this important nutrient in a healthy diet.

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Oct 27, 2020

Food Additives

A discussion of food additives including a printable list arranged by category to help you know what you are eating.

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Oct 26, 2020

Measure Flour Correctly for Perfect Baked Goods

You need to know how to measure flour correctly in order to have your recipes turn out the best baked products.

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Oct 23, 2020

Healthy Eating Water - The essential nutrient we often forget

Healthy Eating Water - Why water is such an important nutrient and one we often forget when planning a healthy diet.

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Oct 22, 2020

Recipe Nut Loaf

Recipe Nut Loaf for a nice meatless addition to your menu planning and a chance to try something different.

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Oct 21, 2020

Foods with MSG - Finding monosodium glutamate on food labels

Foods with MSG in its various forms, including other names for monosodium glutamate that appear on food labels.

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Oct 20, 2020

Turmeric spice - A powerhouse of nutrition

Turmeric spice is that bright yellow seasoning that gives mustard its yellow color and is used in Indian curries.

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Oct 19, 2020

Healthy Eating Diet - 10 Tips to Eating Healthy

Ten tips for your healthy eating diet, including buying and preparing healthy food.

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Oct 16, 2020

Healthy Eating for Seniors

List of strategies for healthy eating for seniors, including eating and lifestyle tips in a printable list.

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Oct 15, 2020

Recipe Refries

Recipe Refries for anyone interested in making their own Mexican cuisine at home.

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Oct 14, 2020

Organic Foods

Irresponsible journalism regarding organic foods

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Oct 12, 2020

Healthy Liver - Foods and Functions

A discussion of how the liver functions and what you can do to support and maintain a healthy liver.

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Oct 09, 2020

Zinc Sources and Functions

Discussion of zinc sources and functions, and the important role this mineral has to play in your good health.

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Oct 08, 2020

Flaxseed - A good source of Omega-3 fats

Flaxseed is high in Omega-3 fatty acids, which have been shown to be beneficial in lowering cholesterol.

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Oct 07, 2020

Sources of Omega-3 fats Besides Fish Oil

Marilyn's question... I am allergic to fish. How can I get enough Omega 3 as needed for good heart health? Is there another way to take it in a capsule

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Oct 06, 2020

Vitamin B12 Sources and Functions

Discussion of Vitamin B12 sources and functions to help you succeed with a healthy eating lifestyle.

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Oct 05, 2020

Nutritional Foods

Nutritional foods - what generally makes a food nutritious as well as specific foods that are part of a healthy diet.

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Oct 02, 2020

Licorice for Digestion

Licorice for digestion, including a form called DGL which provides the benefit without the possible side effects.

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Oct 01, 2020

Vitamin D Sources and Functions

Vitamin D Sources and Functions tells you everything you need to understand about this important vitamin.

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Sep 30, 2020

Is White Bread the Same as Sugar?

Shari's question... My husband and I are having a disagreement, and I am hoping you can settle it. He says that eating white bread is the same as eating

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Sep 29, 2020

Carb Sources and Functions

Carb sources and functions described in detail, including types of carbohydrates, portion size and daily requirements.

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Sep 28, 2020

High Fructose Corn Syrup

A discussion of high fructose corn syrup and how it may affect your healthy eating choices.

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Sep 25, 2020

Making Soup - A Seasonal Labor of Love

Making soup: including recipes and tips to help you warm up your autumn and winter menus.

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Sep 24, 2020

Egg Day - A Holiday for the Birds?

Egg Day and how eggs can be part of a healthy eating lifestyle.

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Sep 23, 2020

Risk Factors for Osteoporosis

Risk factors for osteoporosis, both the ones you can control and the ones you cannot when it comes to bone health.

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Sep 22, 2020

My Cream Soup has Curdled

Montana's question... I just finished making cream of chicken soup with veggies and after all the hard work, (and just like the last time, twice out

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Sep 21, 2020

Cancer Prevention on Both Sides of the Ball

A discussion of cancer prevention through healthy eating choices.

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Sep 18, 2020

Phytonutrients Will Fight For You

The most commonly known phytonutrients with food sources and beneficial effects including helping you prevent disease..

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