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The diet industry counts on our obsession and desire to be thin.  Advertising gimmicks appeal to our willingness to read one more best-seller diet books that claims new knowledge that surpasses any currently existing diet. Recently, carbohydrate-restricting diets have been popular. A quick review of history reminds us of...
 
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We all know we need to put more fiber in our diets. Fiber is generally not a fun subject as who wants to discuss regularity? Well, now there is exciting research on fiber showing that the type of fiber in wheat bran and whole grains (insoluble fiber) helps prevent...
 
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Many people believe that eating black-eyed peas on New Year’s Eve will guarantee prosperity for the coming year. It’s thought that each pea represents a gold or silver coin. The  more you eat, the more fortune you’ll acquire. We don’t know about the monetary value, but we do know that eating lots of black-eyed peas ... Happy New Year
 
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Hungry for something thick and meaty, but without all the fat and calories? Try eggplant! Popular in Mediterranean regions and also in Asia, eggplant adapts to a variety of cuisines because it absorbs whatever flavors are added. Eggplant is delicious cold or hot and can be enjoyed marinated, stuffed,...
 
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For healthy snacks, think “outside the bag” -- that is, out with foods that are sold as snacks in all those cute packages and bags. Snacks that are high in refined carbohydrates, such as pretzels, crackers, cookies and chips, all of which are often high in sodium and fat...