Eating Matters

Halloween Candy? Go for the Chocolate

Halloween candy is nearly synonymous with cavities, especially if you or your children have a fondness for sour and sticky sweets. According to the National Retail Federation and National Confectioners Association, Americans in 2017 are expected to spend Read More

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How Much Dairy Do I Need?

The Dairy Group includes milk, yogurt, cheese, and fortified soymilk. They provide calcium, vitamin D, potassium, protein, and other nutrients needed for good health throughout life. Choices should be low-fat or fat-free—to cut calories and saturated Read More

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6 Sizzling Barbecue Swaps

(Family Features) Barbecue, grilling, cookout – no matter what you call it, cooking food over an open flame is practically an American pastime. Few other cuisines have such distinctive regional twists and terminology as this Read More

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The Many Colors of Food

Food in it’s natural form comes in a variety of colors. Each food color has unique properties and tastes. Try eating a rainbow of colors and see how great it is to eat real food. Read More

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Ready, Set, Juice!

No one denies the health benefits of reaching for an emerald glass of kale, apple, and pear juice instead of a sugar-loaded caffeine spike. By juicing, you’re concentrating the raw nutrients of fresh, basic foods Read More

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Grocery Shop Like a Cardiologist

Many of us vowed to eat more healthfully in the new year but, one month later, are still struggling to take that first step. Here are some grocery store guidelines to reduce the amount of Read More

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Follow the 80–20 Rule

If you’re well, you want your diet to be mostly whole, natural foods, and mostly plants, 80 percent of the time. I’m talking vegetables, fruits, nuts, and legumes—preferably organic. Animal food should be a condiment. Read More

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Healthy Eating Ideas for a Hectic Autumn

Healthy Eating Ideas for a Hectic Autumn (Family Features) When the pace of family life gets busy, it seems easier than ever to forgo healthy eating plans, and the hectic autumn season is a big Read More

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