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Building Creative Lessons using MyPlate as a Teaching Tool ?Take a Fresh Look at Nutrition? was a previous slogan for nutrition awareness month. It is designed to communicate the flexibility of nutrition recommendations, dietary guidelines and the MyPlate (formerly the Pyramid) as the framework for daily food choices. We...
 
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Eighty percent of Americans eat less than one whole grain product per day. Yet, the term ?whole grains? comes up often in nutrition recommendations and guidelines. Understanding the parts of a grain and their nutritional benefits will motivate you to incorporate more whole grains in your diet. A whole...
 
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As a dietitian trained as a professional chef who loves to cook, I specialize in making creative, intense-flavored dishes that are low in fat and sodium. The secret lies in balancing the tastes from the ingredients in the dish. When a dish tastes good, it is because there is a balance between the sweet, sour, ... Secret of Great Taste
 
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Feeling full after a meal results in a complex signal to stop eating, called satiety. The satiating power of a food refers to the ability of that food to reduce feelings of hunger. The satiating power of a variety of common foods fed in 240 calorie portions was measured...
 
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Avoid Syndrome X We examined the bogus claims made in Sugar Busters and Enter the Zone in a previous article. These books say that high-carbohydrate (CHO) diets, particularly those with a high glycemic index (GI), promote a host of metabolic problems. Some researchers call these problems Syndrome X. Now...