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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,...
 
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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 kitchen. A roasted chicken or turkey ... Make Lunchtime Easy and Healthy
 
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As we age, many of us develop problems with our vision. Almost half the people over age 75 have cataracts, which cloud the lens of the eye and blur vision. Cataracts are the leading cause of impaired vision in the elderly. Age-related macular degeneration (AMD), in which a ‘blind...
 
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Rice is the staple food for two-thirds of the world’s population. While commonly thought of as an oriental food, rice has been grown in the United States for more than 300 years. For many people, the only rice ever tried was white, precooked (minute) rice. What a shame. As...