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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...
 

The purpose of nutrition month is to help the public become aware of the importance of good nutrition and a healthful eating plan.
 

Putting together a comprehensive and engaging cooking demonstration is hard work -- but that's about to change.
 
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The American Heart Association has recently published new dietary guidelines that will replace their Step 1 and Step 2 diets. The new guidelines are designed to help individuals achieve four goals, with two or three specific recommendations listed under each one. Use these as a checklist to make sure you are on track: 1) A ... Heart Check
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Light. Fat-free. Reduced calorie. Lowers cholesterol. These are just a few of the many enticing terms that you’ll see on margarine products today. With so many varieties on the market, choosing the most healthful one can be somewhat of a challenge. You can easily overcome this challenge by following this checklist. 1. Look for package ... Margarine Decisions
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Match the following lower fiber foods with higher fiber choices below. The higher fiber meals represent better choices than standard American fare and will give you ideas on how to add more fiber to your meals. Lower Fiber Choices (g fiber) 1. ____ applesauce (1.5) 2. ____ turkey on...