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s spring arrives, so do the cruciferous vegetables, named for the shape of their flowers, which grow in the shape of a cross.  Cruciferous vegetables are a large family, including the popular broccoli and cauliflower and the less used brussel sprouts, cabbages, kale and other greens, turnips, radishes, rutabaga,...
 
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une is National Dairy Month and a great time to become familiary with all the choices in your grocer’s milk case. It used to be that your biggest choice was between whole milk or skim. Now there is Skim Plus®, soymilk and Lactose Reduced added to the picture. Most...
 
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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 berries pack a strong phytochemical punch. ... Top Ten Picks Fruits and Vegetables
 
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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,...