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September is National Cholesterol Education Month. Do you know what it takes to keep your cholesterol in check? Basically, you should increase your intake of fruits, vegetables, beans and whole grains because these contain vegetable protein, soluble fiber and certain plant chemicals that lower cholesterol. Meanwhile, you should decrease your...
 
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The first week of August is World Breast-feeding Week. Did you know that there are many advantages to breastfeeding? • Breast milk has been called “the superior infant food” due to the antibodies that protect the baby from illness. It has a low allergy potential, is easily digested and...
 
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Do you want your family to eat more nutritious foods but meet resistance when you fix something different? Maybe it's time to get a little sneaky. It's not so much that you have to fool your family into eating healthfully, but habits are hard to break. If you've been serving the same foods over and ... Fool Them to Eat Better
 
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Recently, the final report from the Pathobiological Determinants in Youth Study, a massive study which investigated almost 3,000 American youth who had died of external causes like accidents, found that all 15- to 19-year-olds had signs of heart disease in their aorta, the great arterial trunk that carries blood...
 
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Most of us look forward to dessert – sweet, creamy, delicious, comforting dessert! Unfortunately, desserts are usually high in calories and low in nutrients. The trick is to save the rich desserts for truly special occasions and to make other desserts a nutritious part of your diet. Fabulous fruit...