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How do I find whole-grain foods? Look for a whole-grain claim on packages, which states, “Diets rich in whole-grain foods and other plant foods and low in total fat, saturated fat and cholesterol may reduce the risk of heart disease and some cancers.” This whole-grain health claim can be...
 
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Did your mother ever say, “your eyes are bigger than your stomach!”? If so, she was probably right. Researchers at the Universisty of Illinois fed 54 adults soup. Half of these adults had “bottomless bowls” meaning their bowls filled at an imperceptible rate while they were eating. The end...
 
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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 the shelf almost indefinitely. Although people ... Split Peas for Your Heart
 
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It’s lunch hour at the office and your stomach is growling. You’re debating between fast food, vending machine food, or the slightly stale sandwich you brought from home yesterday and left overnight in the refrigerator -none of which is appealing. Where do you turn for a healthy and nourishing...
 
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Quick and Easy Salad Ideas: Baked Potato Salad - The next time you are baking potatoes for dinner, bake a few extra and refrigerate them. Cut them into squares and toss with a large green salad. Chili Bean Salad - The next time you make chili, save a little...