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“Would you like an apple pie with that?” My teeth grit each time I hear it. And, I hear it often because I prefer fountain diet cokes at fast food restaurants instead of bottles or cans, and the cashiers at McDonald’s are required to say that with every order ...
 
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People are often surprised to see me in the line at a fast food restaurant. I may be “Dr. Jo”, but I’m still just your average “Jo.” And, the average Joe here in the US (according to the National Restaurant Association) eats out five times a week! So, how...
 
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Shop Wiser and Bring Home Less Sodium! Many foods in the grocery store are laden with a lot of added sodium. Here are the danger foods along with ideas of how to make better substitutions to lower the amount of sodium you eat: Canned foods - most canned foods are very high in sodium. Soups, ... Make Better Choices to Lower Salt
 
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10 Ways to Go Green: 1. Hearts - romaine hearts are economical and easy to “cut to order” during the week. We find they last longer than bagged lettuce. 2. Apples - use green for des- serts, snacks and salads. 3. Pears - in season now 4. Broccoli, broccoli...
 
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February is Heart Month. Here are three things you can pack on your journey to heart health: 1. Pack your lunch: Save money, time, calories and fat by bringing your lunch instead of eating at restaurants. Use low-fat chicken,  tuna or nut butter on whole grain bread or stuff...