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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...
 
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When we think of herbs today, sadly we think of bottles or capsules. While herbs were used as medicine, they are really a way to enhance the flavor and health benefits of a plant-based diet. Here are five herbs with medicinal properties that can spice up your cooking. Ginger...
 

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

Health fair prizes or incentives can move games, presentations, and activities from good to great!
 
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Garlic may help fight heart disease by lowering blood cholesterol and acting as a blood thinner. Recently, researchers analyzed 17 population studies and found lower rates of stomach and colorectal cancer in people who eat more garlic. One clove a day was enough to help. Researchers think garlic’s beneficial ingredient is allicin, a sulfur-containing compound ... Explore Garlic!
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Great Grains Jacqueline Marcus, MS, RD, LD, FADA, Nutrition Consultant in Northfield, Illinois tells her clients and supermarket tour attendees about grains and how to enjoy them in new ways. She points out great, easy ways to incorporate more of these in our diets everyday. Don’t fall prey to the nutrition myth that grain foods ... Great Grains