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Category Archives: Nutrition

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Turn Over a New Leaf

When was the last time you thought about … lettuce? This popular vegetable shows up everywhere from salads to burgers to sandwiches. While you may have your regular go-to variety, there are several different types of lettuce to choose from. Lettuce can range from green to yellow to red to purple and is generally mild-tasting. […]

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8 Superfoods for Fighting Diabetes

Lots of foods can be healthy choices if you have diabetes or are concerned about getting it. But a few really pack a punch with vitamins, minerals, fiber, or healthy fats. Make room on your plate for these nutritional powerhouses. 1.      Avocados contain monounsaturated fat, which helps lower “bad” (LDL) cholesterol. That’s important, because diabetes nearly doubles the risk of having a […]

Thanksgiving Turkey dinner

A Thanksgiving Menu Tune-Up

If you don’t need to present the whole turkey for carving at the table, cook a turkey breast instead. If you start with a fresh turkey breast, you don’t have to worry about thawing it in time to cook for dinner. It will probably come with directions and a pop-up timer, but here are the […]

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What’s in the Food You Eat?

Take a look at the ingredients of the packaged foods you eat. You’ll quickly move from foods you know, such as tomato puree or wheat flour, into the strange world of food additives. Names like calcium propionate (used to control mold) or ascorbic acid (an antioxidant and color stabilizer) abound on labels. Most additives are […]

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The Best and Worst Foods for Your Teeth

If you are what you eat, that’s particularly true for your teeth and gums. When you drink and munch starchy or sugary foods, you’re not only feeding yourself, you’re feeding the bacteria that can cause plaque on your teeth. Plaque is a thin, invisible film of sticky bacteria and other materials that covers all the […]