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The food choices you make have a significant impact on your cholesterol level and the health of your cardiovascular system. Take this quiz to find out how heart smart you really are. Tally up your score at the end. 1. Which item below is the best choice for your...
 
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Elderly people from Okinawa, Japan have among the lowest mortality rates in the world from many chronic diseases and enjoy the world's longest life expectancy AND the world's longest health expectancy. After examining over six hundred Okinawan centenarians and numerous "youngsters" in their seventies, eighties, and nineties, researchers saw...
 
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Follow our three steps to select the best foods for you and your family. Note how comparing labels for milk below can have a big impact on the amount of saturated fat you consume – especially if you multiply by the number of days in a year. The first step covers calorie awareness. How does ... The Quick Guide to Food Labels
 
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Take a look at the items above. You will see that the foods in the left-hand column are lower in calories per ounce than the ones listed on the right. Comparing foods by how much they weigh gives you a good way to see their calorie density. When you...
 
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The 2005 Dietary Guidelines for Americans call for adequate nutrients without consuming too many calories. For most people, this means you have to concentrate on eating more nutrient-dense foods and fewer calorie-dense foods. Our chart above illustrates the calorie difference between these two types of foods. How do I...