Added Sugars: learn to subtract

We all know that we should be eating less sugar, but keeping our added sugar intake below 5 percent of calories, as recommended by the American Heart Association (AHA), is challenging. A shocking 75 percent of packaged foods have some form of sugar added to the list of ingredients. Everything from applesauce to zucchini muffins […]

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Beets are “Funky and Strong”

Beets are one of those vegetables that really divides people – you’ve got the sincere beet lovers, and the extreme beet haters. I think it has to do with whether or not you grew up eating these bright, sweet, robust-tasting, crimson colored roots. If you love them, then you are lucky! Beets are one of the most uniquely nutritious vegetables. If you don’t love them, read on for some other vegetables to choose from to get similar health benefits…

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Color Me Healthy

Colorful foods like rainbow carrots are packed with carotenes — nutrients that protect our bodies from cancer, cataracts and cardiovascular disease.  But this is only the tip of the iceberg for the benefits of dietary carotenes…New research also finds that carotenes can even enhance our physical attractiveness!!

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