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Avocados are a healthy choice

November 12, 2013

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by Joanne Henning Tedesco — The avocado is a nutrient-dense fruit that offers vitamins, minerals and beneficial plant compounds to help maximize the nutrient quality of your diet. These nutrients include: Mono-unsaturated fats that lower LDL (bad cholesterol) and maintain HDL (good cholesterol) when substituted for saturated fat Folate, one of the B vitamins that […]

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The right precautions and foods help protect children’s eyes

September 7, 2013

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by Robyn Mulia —  While almost everyone knows that sunglasses protect their eyes from the glaring sun, many do not know that eating healthy fruits and vegetables protects your vision, long-term. Providing children with fresh fruits and vegetables as snacks provides necessary antioxidants to prevent future eye problems. Protect your sunglass-toting kids by offering tasty […]

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It is time to enjoy pumpkins

February 23, 2012

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by Karen Langston — The pumpkin has been a staple of the American diet for a very long time. Native Americans were using the pumpkin both for its seeds (as food) and for medicinal purposes long before pilgrims set foot on what is now American soil. Pumpkin was also used for treating snakebites, as a […]

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