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The My Plate Lowdown

One source for sound nutrition advice is the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (AND). As a reference for meal planning, the AND recommends MyPlate.govand the Dietary Guidelines for Americans. Both of these support the “healthy balance” approach that focuses on having nutrient-dense foods and drinks and getting regular physical activity for optimal health.  The MyPlate plan is a guideline […]

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 […]

Add Variety to Your Vegetables

As a child, you may have been scolded for not eating your veggies. As an adult, you may have never truly outgrown that finicky eating. If you’re like most Americans, you don’t eat enough vegetables on a daily basis. Your diet may also be lacking valuable veggie variety. A healthy taste From the bitter bite […]

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.