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What is homocysteine? Homocysteine (Hcy) is an amino acid produced in our bodies when we break down methionine (Met). Met is found in relatively large amounts in animal proteins (eggs, dairy and meats). Elevated levels of Hcy in the blood increase not only the risk of cardiovascular disease, but...
 
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A generation or so ago most people believed that ulcers and heart attacks were mainly due to stress. Antacids and the Sippy diet was the treatment of choice for ulcer patients. Research that started with a hunch by Australian researchers revolutionized ulcer treatment by...
 
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Most people agree with mama, “breakfast is the most important meal of the day.” But who has time to eat breakfast? With today’s busy life-styles, we’re tempted to skimp on breakfast or find excuses to skip it altogether. What a big nutritional mistake. Here are just a few benefits of eating breakfast: • Increased concentration. ... Eat Breakfast
 
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Apple Tasting Project Here is a fun audience participation activity that involves tasting new varieties of apples: 1. Purchase 4 different varieties of apples, buying two of each type for every 6 or 8 people you will have in the group. If you have access to a farmer’s market...
 
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Does an apple-a-day really keep the doctor away? As more is learned about nutrition, it seems there may be a lot of truth in this old saying. An apple is a good source of fiber, and provides a valuable source of vitamin C, several B vitamins, as well as...