Beans are inexpensive, healthy and convenient!

Beans are one of the best values when it comes to the amount of nutrient value for your dollar. Many…

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Sleep Your Way to Weight Loss

Research indicates the less you sleep, the more weight you may gain. How is it that the numbers of hours…

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Win the Holiday Battle of the Bulge

If we can avoid the holiday weight gain, we will be taking positive steps to prevent obesity and prevent or…

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Alter Holiday Recipes for Health

Some of the favorite recipes are heavy in fat, sugar and calories. These favorites can be improved and made more…

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Food safety after a power outage

Once the electricity goes off, a full freezer will hold temperatures for 48 hours. A half-full freezer will hold a…

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Make wise decisions when choosing carbohydrates

Nutrition professionals encourage people to use the food label to make healthy choices. The food label can be a great…

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Make the Most of Your Grocery Shopping

Having a tight budget does make it more difficult but it is not impossible to eat well when you are…

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Use Spring Cleaning to Air Out Your Finances

With spring approaching, many people engage in “Spring Cleaning”, where they clean out the clutter that has accumulated during the…

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Decreasing sodium can decrease blood pressure

Many of us like to add salt to our food at the table to make it taste better. Food manufacturers…

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There are special nutritional considerations for senior citizens

Practicing healthy eating habits is important for everyone but it may be even more important for senior citizens. Contributing to…

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Knowing the warning signs of a stroke can reduce death and disability

According to the American Stroke Association, a stroke occurs every 40 seconds in the United States. Stroke is the number…

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Active Aging–Stay Strong and Stay Healthy

When people talk about being physically active, many think of aerobic activities, but it is also about being strong. Getting…

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Eat blueberries for good health

Researchers at the USDA Human Nutrition Center found that blueberries rank number one in antioxidant power when compared to 40…

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Some nutrients are especially important for senior citizens

It has been said that if individuals remained as able throughout life to handle physiologic stress and resist disease as…

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Protect yourself from salmonella infection from tomatoes

People in 17 states have been diagnosed with foodborne illness contaminated with Salmonella since mid-April. The food source of this…

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Don’t Get Sick, Get Smart: Understanding and Preventing Salmonella

Salmonella in raw eggs is not unusual, but salmonella in tomatoes? Don’t get sick, get smart! Understanding the sources and…

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Dining Out? Eat Well

Tips to healthfully navigate a restaurant’s menu. Original Source

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Beware of Tax Scams

Don’t fall victim to tax scams. These schemes take several shapes, ranging from promises of large tax refunds to illegal…

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The check may not be in the mail for people who don’t file a tax return or who owe back taxes

More than 130 million American households will begin receiving tax rebate checks between May and July. If people want to…

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For National Nutrition Month® Focus on the Facts

March is National Nutrition Month®, a time to think about the importance of making wise nutrition and physical activity decisions…

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Choose Lean Ground Beef for Better Health

While shopping at the grocery store, it is easy to spend a long time at the meat counter trying to…

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Elderly are at Risk for Vitamin B-12 Deficiency

Up to 30% of the population over 50 years of age is at risk for developing a vitamin B-12 deficiency…

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Vitamin D – The Sunshine Vitamin

Known as the “sunshine vitamin,” vitamin D is made when the skin is exposed to the sun. But exposure may…

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Walk Yourself to Good Health

Good health includes not only healthy eating, but also healthy exercise. In fact, you can walk yourself to good health…

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Begin spring on an active foot

How often are you physically active? According to the Dietary Guidelines for Americans, 25% of Americans were not active last…

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Beta-carotene

Fall is upon us with many colorful fruits and vegetables in season during this time of year. The many different…

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Ten Healthy Fall Fruits and Vegetables

Fruits and vegetables are easier to come by in the summer months, but are more limited in the fall and…

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Smart food choices to make everyday

The basis for a healthy eating plan should be fruits and vegetables; whole grains; low-fat or fat free milk products;…

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