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Breakfast: To Eat or Not To Eat? People trying to lose weight often skip breakfast to cut calories or because they think a morning meal makes them hungry later. "Some people complain that if they eat breakfast, they get hungry during the day," says Rachel Trevethan, MS, RD, LD,...
 
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Build a Healthy Lifestyle" is the theme for this year's National Nutrition Month. Building a healthy lifestyle really means putting a lot of small “blocks” together to create one strong “structure” for good health. Your blocks are based on adopting a healthy diet, exercising and avoiding habits like smoking...
 
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Asparagus has been consumed as a vegetable for over two thousand years. It originated in the countries of the eastern Mediterranean region and remnants of wild asparagus have been found in northern and southern Africa. Archeologists have discovered asparagus seeds in ancient pyramids. In the Middle Ages, healers believed that asparagus could function as a ... Asparagus: Super Stalks
 
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The final exam in nutrition consisted of a single question, “If you were stranded on a deserted island, with only one food, what should that food be and why?” The answer was the potato. Its vitamin C would prevent scurvy, the first deficiency disease likely to set in. It...
 
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Heart disease is the leading cause of illness and death in the U.S. Many factors increase your risk of heart disease and heart attack: age, gender, family history, cigarette smoking, high blood cholesterol, high blood pressure, diabetes, obesity, and inactivity. While you cannot control some risk factors, a heart-healthy...