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As we get older, the risk of high blood pressure, diabetes, arthritis, osteoporosis and certain cancers goes up significantly. The foods you eat – as well as your activity level -- are major players in maintaining optimal health. A common theme throughout nutrition research is that eating more plants...
 
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What is Fiber? Fiber is the part of plant foods that is not digested by the human body. It lends structure, texture, and support to plants, yet it does not have any caloric value. It is, however, considered to be a complex carbohydrate. Notice that fiber is part of PLANT foods. It is not generally ... Fiber is Your Friend
 
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Victoria Shanta Retelny, RD,  has a great strategy for shopping when you don’t have time to plan meals or make a list - it is what she calls 3 simple changes that can make a big difference: Monitor your salt intake. Check labels for sodium and shoot for nothing...