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5 easy ways to fit fruits and vegetables into your day

The 2015–2020 Dietary Guidelines for Americans recommends that adults consume 1.5–2 cups of fruits and 2–3 cups of vegetables per day. Despite these recommendations, recent data show low consumption. Only 1 in 10 US adults eat the recommended amount of fruits or vegetables each day. This number is...
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How to count carbohydrates for diabetes meal planning

Diabetes will likely cause changes in your life and your food choices, but with proper care, most individuals with diabetes can take charge of their health. Making wise food choices to manage blood glucose will help prevent negative health outcomes such as heart disease, stroke, and kidney disease...
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Give your meals a Mediterranean makeover

Spring is underway and many of you have probably been doing some spring cleaning in your home, closets and yards but what about your kitchen? As we shed our winter clothes for sandals let us also consider shedding some of those warming winter foods for items that keep us satisfied, light and...
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Save money by using the whole plant

  Waste Not From Root to Stalk This list shows commonly eaten vegetables in addition to their less-frequently eaten parts. Try incorporating secondary edible plant parts as well so they don’t end up in the trash. Vegetable Common Edible Parts...
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3 easy ways to boost fiber in your meals & snacks

We know that small changes in the way we eat can have positive health impacts down the road. If you think about how many food choices you make each day you’ll begin to realize how many opportunities there are to fuel up on foods that provide nourishment so you can live your best life with energy...
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Show your heart some love with these 3 lifestyle tips

Here are three heart smart behaviors in honor of American Heart Month in February. #1. Focus on foods that have heart healthy benefits. This includes: Foods high in fiber like whole fruits, vegetables, legumes and whole grains. Soluble fiber, like that found in oatmeal, can help lower your...
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