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EXPERTS SHARE THEIR FAVORITE FRUITS AND VEGETABLES Hooray for summertime’s beautiful array of phytochemical-rich fruits and vegetables. Phytochemicals are plant foods that may promote health. With this in mind, we asked several “phyto-experts” for their top picks in terms of phytochemical power. 1. Berries All our experts agree that...
 
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Ice cream is everyone’s favorite summer treat for snacks or desserts, but you need to read labels and choose carefully to avoid busting your fat and calorie budget. Lower the Calories Here are a few tips to help you enjoy your favorite treat without the guilt: Ice cream can...
 

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Hungry for something thick and meaty, but without all the fat and calories? Try eggplant! Popular in Mediterranean regions and also in Asia, eggplant adapts to a variety of cuisines because it absorbs whatever flavors are added. Eggplant is delicious cold or hot and can be enjoyed marinated, stuffed, roasted, grilled, or on brochettes. It ... Eggplant
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What is a whole grain? A whole grain is the entire kernel, consisting of the bran, endosperm and germ. What are the benefits of eating whole grains? Whole grain products are higher in nutrients, fiber and protective substances than their refined counterparts. Whole wheat flour is made from the whole grain, while white flour is ... Go for The Whole Grain
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What is delicious, nutritious, convenient, inexpensive, and comes in two colors? Split peas! Split peas are dried yellow or green field peas that have been split along a natural seam to allow for quicker cooking. They are ready when you are – once purchased, they can be kept on...