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National Nutrition Month® is a good time to look at your food and lifestyle choices. This year’s theme, “Start Today for a Healthy Tomorrow,” reminds us that even the “small stuff” that you do right now, regardless of your age or medical condition, can lead to a healthier life....
 
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The little kid in all of us still loves peanut butter. And now there’s great news – a growing body of research is showing just how good peanuts are for adults, too. Peanuts pack a lot of nutrition into a tiny package. They are a good source of inexpensive...
 
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Besides being great for Halloween fun, pumpkins make wonderful eating. Just one-half cup of canned pumpkin provides 4 grams of fiber, no fat or cholesterol, and only 50 calories. Pumpkin also has more beta-carotene per serving than any other commonly eaten food. Your body converts beta-carotene to vitamin A, and it may protect against heart ... Pumpkin: Beyond Halloween
 
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Did you know... • What makes popcorn pop? The small amount of water that’s naturally inside each kernel of corn expands when heated. This makes the kernel explode, giving the pop to corn. • Just how much popcorn do we munch? According to the Popcorn Board, the average American...
 
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Cut fruits and vegetables at the start of the week. Getting in your 5-A-Day of fruits and vegetables is easier when these items are ready to go. • Make lunch for tomorrow while you are making dinner tonight. This will help you maximize the time you spend in the...