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  1. Great Grains and Seeds You're Not Eating

    To get your 3 to 5 servings a day of whole grains, perhaps you already start your morning with a whole grain cereal and choose breads made with whole wheat flour. That’s great. But don’t stop there. “There’s a whole world of grains you’ve probably never tried, all of them bursting with nutrition and

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  2. Fast, Nutritious Meals to Feed Surprise Guests

    When you have a few extra mouths to feed and need to set last-minute places at your kitchen table, there's no need to panic or place a takeout order. You can pull off a deliciously simple and satisfying meal with the ingredients you have on hand the next time your teenagers have friends over or your

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  3. Recipe Makeovers for Healthy Cooking

    Most Americans want to practice healthy cooking for their families, but they aren’t willing to give up the popular dinner dishes they have come to know and love. The solution is to give those favorite foods a recipe makeover. “The big surprise about popular American foods is you can cut a lot of sat

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  4. Healthy Ways to Gain Weight

    Kathleen Zelman, MPH, RD, describes healthy ways to gain weight.

  5. The Best and Worst Foods in Your Pantry

    If your pantry was well-stocked with some of the best food choices for health, you would probably include them in your meals and snacks, right? Pack your pantry with some of the worst food choices though, and that’s most likely what you and your family will be eating instead. The newly released 2010

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  6. The Pros and Cons of Milk and Dairy

    For reliable dietary advice, most nutritionists agree, look to the food pyramid. But when it comes to advice about milk and dairy, the question is: Which pyramid? The official food pyramid comes from the U.S. Department of Agriculture. It incorporates the recommendations of top ranking nutrition sci

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  7. How Much Protein Do You Need?

    Protein tends to play a starring role at mealtimes, but you might be better off if it moves out of the spotlight and becomes part of a supporting cast of foods on your plate. Most Americans get more than enough protein each day, and may be getting too much of this nutrient from animal sources, like

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  8. Choosing a Weight Loss Buddy

    There's no getting around it: The road to weight loss can be a bumpy one. But much like life's other journeys, the going can be smoother when you have someone to share the trip. That's where a "diet buddy" comes in -- a partner who not only shares your weight loss and workout goals, but can help you

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  9. 8 Easy High-Fiber Breakfasts

    Do you have trouble getting 25-38 grams of dietary fiber each day, the amount recommended by the Institute of Medicine for better health? If so, start your day with one of these easy high-fiber breakfasts. They are delicious, and, just as important, they contain fiber and protein to help you feel fu

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  10. 10 Nutrients You May Be Missing

    Americans may eat too many calories, but we're still falling short on essential nutrients. That may seem like a paradox. It's not. “Americans consume far too many empty calories -- foods high in sugar or fat and not much else,” says Kathy McManus, PhD, head of nutrition at Brigham and Women's Hospit

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