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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...
 
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Homocysteine, lipoprotein (little a), insulin and free radicals may all play a role in cardiovascular disease, but none are likely to prove as important as high LDL, the bad cholesterol. Indeed, a recent prospective study failed to confirm homocysteine as a risk factor for coronary heart disease, althought it did find an association with low ... Lowering the Number One Risk Factor
 
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The FDA is approving Orlistat - a new drug which interferes with the body’s ability to absorb fat. This results in a de facto reduction in dietary fat. According to advanced billing, it promises to reduce absorption of about 1/3 of the fat in a given meal by blocking...
 
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You know it’s time to start planning for the holidays when holiday decorations are up in the malls before you’ve bought the Halloween candy. As the holiday madness of crowded stores, traffic, party planning, and marathon baking sets in, think about the many gifts you and your family can...