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If you look at the graph below you will see that a higher fiber diet was found to help lower the risk for overweight and obesity in women in a recent study. Sounds fair enough - but most people only eat about half of the fiber they should. Here...
 
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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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The Dietary Guidelines for Americans have been published. You can view them online at www.health.gov. The graph shown above is a good overview for what changes most adults need to make to go from where they are now to being compliant with the new guidelines. The bars above the zero signify an increase, while the ... 2005 Dietary Guidelines
 
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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...
 
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What’s nice about rice?  It is a hearty grain that is sodium-free, cholesterol-free, fat-free, easy-to-cook and rich in complex carbohydrates. At 100 calories per one-half cup, it is a low calorie source of many nutrients, including protein, B vitamins, and iron. Rice is a unique grain because it contains...