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Secrets of Soluble Fiber

Secrets of Soluble Fiber

I have heard that “soluble fiber” helps fight heart disease. What foods contain soluble fiber?

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Eat Your Veggies!

Eat Your Veggies!

You probably have noticed the leaves turning color at this time of the year. Let nature’s colors be a cue to add more color to your plate, especially dark green and orange/gold vegetables. Many people do not eat enough of the “autumn-colored” fruits and vegetables.

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School's In Session: Do Your Grain Food Choices Make the Grade?

School's In Session: Do Your Grain Food Choices Make the Grade?

Children in schools will be having more whole-grain options available in school lunch programs nationwide. Whole grains are healthier options for all of us.

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Stay Hydrated With Smart Beverage Choices

Stay Hydrated With Smart Beverage Choices

In the heat of the summer, don’t forget to keep your body hydrated. What you drink is as important as what you eat. Keep these 10 tips from www.choosemyplate.gov in mind as you beat the summer heat!

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Vitamin D: The Sunshine Vitamin

Vitamin D: The Sunshine Vitamin

I have heard about vitamin D and its health benefits. Doesn't our body make it? What foods contain vitamin D?

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How Much Do You Know About Eggs?

How Much Do You Know About Eggs?

Learn why eggs are an "egg-ceptional" addition to our diet.

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Are Eggs Good For Your Eyes?

Are Eggs Good For Your Eyes?

I read something that says eggs are good for my eyes. Is that right?

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February is American Heart Month

February is American Heart Month

Take care of your heart by going easy on the salt! Too much sodium can play a role in raising our blood pressure.

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Start the New Year With More Fruits and Vegetables

Start the New Year With More Fruits and Vegetables

Do you have any New Year’s resolutions? Do you eat fruit at least two times per day and vegetables three times a day?

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With Protein Foods, Variety is Key

With Protein Foods, Variety is Key

During the holidays, we often have a chance to taste new foods and old family favorites. Remember to vary your protein sources. We all need protein in our diet to build and repair our cells and maintain good health. People age 9 or older need 5 to 7 ounces of protein foods each day. When you are choosing protein foods, include foods from animal sources (meat, poultry, seafood, and eggs) and foods from plant sources (beans, peas, soy products, nuts, and seeds).

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