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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...
 
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The Dietary Guidelines for Americans advises that you should get a variety of vegetables from the 5 subgroups: legumes, dark green, orange, starchy and others. Vegetables and legumes are the best choices if you want to lower your weight and improve your health. These are high in fiber and...
 
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Northwestern University lab tests on breast cancer cells showed the oleic acid found in olive oil sharply cut levels of a gene thought to trigger breast cancer. But don’t go pouring on that olive oil yet. Dr. Kenney advises, “Test tube studies are not all that convincing. This study suggests part of the benefit of ... Food News: Olive Oil and Cancer
 
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FastCompany.com recently published (Issue 89, Dec. 2004) an interview with the CEO of Dunkin’ Donuts, who is quoted saying they are going to work to offer better choices over the long term. This caught our attention and prompted an investigation to the nutrition facts of their current menu. Boy...
 
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Heartburn, or what physicians call gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), is a source of severe discomfort to millions of Americans. It is also the number-one risk factor for the development of esophageal cancer. Acid reflux into the lower esophagus damages it. This leads to what is called Barrett’s esophagus, which...