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These meals can be a heart-healthy choice if you follow these tips: • Choose a meal that is low in saturated fat, preferably less than 1 g of saturated fat per serving. • Read the package directions so you can choose a meal that contains the sauce in a...
 
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Eighty percent of Americans eat less than one whole grain product per day. Yet, the term ?whole grains? comes up often in nutrition recommendations and guidelines. Understanding the parts of a grain and their nutritional benefits will motivate you to incorporate more whole grains in your diet. A whole...
 
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You are shopping in the snack aisle and those boxes of chocolate goodies, cookies, crackers and cereal bars are bursting with nutritional claims, “fat-free”, “reduced fat”, “99% fat free”, “low fat.” The question remains, “if they are fat free or low fat or even reduced fat, can you eat these instead of their regular higher-fat ... Avoid the Fat Trap
 
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The issue is no longer “which is better butter or margarine?”; it is “which spread is the least unhealthy and how much do you use?”. When you stand at the margarine counter, the number of choices are downright daunting. Consumers can now choose to purchase margarine by a stick,...
 
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Home Meal Replacement (HMR) is a fancy word forpartially or fully prepared meals taken home for consumption; it was coined by Boston Market. Another buzzword for HMR is MealSolutions™, trademarked by the Food Marketing Institute for grocery stores. Jacqueline Marcus, MS, RD, LD, CNS, FADA, Private Consultant, Northfield, IL,...