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Here are some great ways to include more fruit and vegetables in your diet. These are designed for people on the go. • Fresh or dried fruit for between meal snacks. • Drink 100% juices between meals. Try to lessen or eliminate your intake of soda. • Make up...
 
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With the fear of breast cancer, most women are eager to learn ways to reduce their risk of the disease. Current research is focusing on what substances in plant foods - fruits, vegetables, whole grains, beans, legumes and tea- may help prevent, slow or even reverse breast cancer. For...
 

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Legumes are low in fat, virtually free of saturated fat, and are an exceptional source of fiber-especially the soluble type that lowers blood cholesterol. They are also among the best sources of folate and are rich in iron. Some provide calcium as well. Legumes also contain phytochemicals such as saponins that may protect against cancer. ... Beans Enhance Meals & Health
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One recent study teaches us by its mistakes. A heart healthy diet is much more than being low in fat - it is high in fruit, vegetables, whole grains and beans. A recent study by Dr. Dreon and others in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition provides us, in a round about way, with a ... Heart Healthy Lesson
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Benecol and Take Control, two new margarine products, appear to work. Both these products work primarily by reducing the absorption of cholesterol in the gut. Benecol contains sitostanol, which is a hydrogenated or saturated plant sterol. The hydrogenation of plant sterols actually enhances their capacity to lower serum cholesterol...