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Share the gift of health with your friends and loved ones this Christmas by giving gifts that promote healthy eating and an active lifestyle. Here is a list of ideas to get you started: • Fill a basket with a variety of fresh fruit. Oranges, apples, bananas, kiwi, grapes,...
 
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Turkey is usually the centerpiece of most holiday meals. Fortunately, it is easy to roast and serve this elegant bird if you pay attention to a few simple rules. Here are a few secrets for success from the Food & Health Communications, Inc. Test Kitchen. Select the best: For...
 
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Olive oil may have a positive impact on blood lipid levels, but some evidence shows that excess amounts in the diet may cause the progression of atherosclerosis. Most people think that olive oil and other high mono-unsaturated fats (MUFAs) would be heart-healthy additions to their diets. If you are using olive oil or any other ... Is Olive Oil Heart Healthy?
 
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Heart Bars, a new designer food, are supplemented with a fairly large amount of L-Arginine (Arg), a nitrogen-rich amino acid that serves as the natural precursor to nitric oxide (NO) in endothelial cells. NO is also known as endothelial derived relaxing factor (EDRF or EDNO). The release of NO...
 
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Here are some great ways to include more fruit and vegetables in your diet. These are designed for people on the go. • Fresh or dried fruit for between meal snacks. • Drink 100% juices between meals. Try to lessen or eliminate your intake of soda. • Make up...