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What is trans fat? Trans fat is made when manufacturers add hydrogen to vegetable oil – a process called hydrogenation. Why is trans fat bad? Trans fat raises LDL cholesterol, which increases your risk for coronary heart disease. It has also been shown to lower HDL, which helps remove...
 
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Test Kitchen Question: How can you extract the most juice from a lemon or lime, without working too hard?
 
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A new study by Jean Welsh of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, published in the February issue of Pediatrics, found that for 3- and 4-year-olds already on the heavy side, drinking something sweet once or twice a day doubled their risk of becoming seriously overweight a year later. The U.S. dietary guidelines urge ... Food News: Kids and Sweets
 
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Adele R. Argot, Nutrition Education Advisor, Penn State Cooperative Extension, wondered what she could do to make a class more student involved. She rolled up a piece of paper to look like a microphone, “borrowed” a student in the class and told him a can was his camera and he...
 
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Down: 1. Fiber is found in foods that are made from _____. (Hint: begins with a p and grows in the garden.) 2. Red vegetable that you can use on salads or in pasta sauce. 3. Carrots, broccoli and sweet potatoes are a few of these. You should eat...