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Publication Harvest Health at Home: Rate Your Fiber Fitness
Fiber isn’t a “miracle food,”but adding fiber-rich foods to your diet can have health benefits. The National Cancer Institute suggests that foods high in fiber may be protective against some cancers, particularly colon cancer. Although the National Cancer Institute recommends getting 20 to 35 grams of fiber per day. Soluble fiber (found in oats, dry edible beans, barley and fruits) helps lower blood cholesterol and may reduce the risk of heart disease. Insoluble fiber (found in wheat bran, whole-wheat products and vegetables) helps prevent ulcers, constipation, hemorrhoids and diverticulosis. High fiber foods usually are low in calories and many are inexpensive, too.
Located in Food & Nutrition
Publication C header Whole Grains: Agriculture to Health
Whole-grains contain all elements of the kernel-bran, germ and endosperm. The bran and germ contain a variety of health-enhancing components-dietary fiber, phytochemicals, vitamins, trace minerals and small amounts of unsaturated fat. This publication provides the recommended daily amounts, the health benefits and recipes of whole grains.
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Publication chemical/x-pdb Do You Need a Dietary Supplement?
More than half of all Americans take a daily supplement, and Americans spend billions of dollars on these vitamins, minerals, fiber, herbal products and other items. Including one in your daily schedule may be commonplace.
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Publication Folic Acid: A Vitamin Important at Any Age
The body uses folic acid to produce cells, including red blood cells, so it is important for men and women at all ages. Folic acid has been shown to help prevent up to 70 percent of birth defects of the brain and spinal cord, also known as neural tube defects. All women of childbearing age need folic acid before and during pregnancy. Adequate folic acid during pregnancy also may help prevent cleft lip/palate and other birth defects.
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Publication C header Questions and Answers About School Lunchroom Strategies to Promote Health
Research has shown that certain strategies can be implemented in the cafeteria setting that may help students make more nutritious food choices.
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Publication ODS spreadsheet Questions & Answers About Soy Foods
Soy is a plant native to Asia and has been a staple in the Asian diet for more than 5,000 years. Large-scale soybean cultivation did not start in the U.S. until around World War II. Today, the Midwestern U.S. produces about half of the world’s supply of soybeans.
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Publication Safe Food for Babies and Children: Introducing Table Foods to Children Ages 8 Months to 1 Year
This publication provides general guidance for adding table foods to the diet of your growing baby.
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Publication chemical/x-cerius Healthwise For Women: Colon Cancer
According to the American Cancer Society, colon cancer is the third most common cause of cancer deaths for men and women in the U.S. One in 24 women and one in 22 men will develop colorectal cancer in their lifetime.
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Publication chemical/x-cerius Healthwise For Women: Skin Cancer
According to one study, self-checks of skin may decrease mortality from melanoma by 63 percent because doctors do not routinely check for skin abnormalities.
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Publication Stop Germs in Their Tracks With Proper Hand-washing
Did you know that proper hand washing is the single most important way to help prevent the spread of illness? Clean your hands thoroughly to help prevent germs from spreading from person to person and throughout a community.
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