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With the fear of breast cancer, most women are eager to learn ways to reduce their risk of the disease. Current research is focusing on what substances in plant foods - fruits, vegetables, whole grains, beans, legumes and tea- may help prevent, slow or even reverse breast cancer. For...
 
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Legumes are low in fat, virtually free of saturated fat, and are an exceptional source of fiber-especially the soluble type that lowers blood cholesterol. They are also among the best sources of folate and are rich in iron. Some provide calcium as well. Legumes also contain phytochemicals such as...
 

The purpose of nutrition month is to help the public become aware of the importance of good nutrition and a healthful eating plan.
 

Putting together a comprehensive and engaging cooking demonstration is hard work -- but that's about to change.
 
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One recent study teaches us by its mistakes. A heart healthy diet is much more than being low in fat - it is high in fruit, vegetables, whole grains and beans. A recent study by Dr. Dreon and others in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition provides us, in a round about way, with a ... Heart Healthy Lesson
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Benecol and Take Control, two new margarine products, appear to work. Both these products work primarily by reducing the absorption of cholesterol in the gut. Benecol contains sitostanol, which is a hydrogenated or saturated plant sterol. The hydrogenation of plant sterols actually enhances their capacity to lower serum cholesterol compared to the more common plant ... New Margarines Appear Safe
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Certain substances found in foods, such as soluble fiber, phytochemicals, certain fats and fatty acids, may make a very significant contribution to one’s effort to lower blood cholesterol levels. All of these substances are found in plant foods-fruits, vegetables, grains, and beans. A diet that includes ample amounts of...