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  1. How Fiber Protects Your Heart

    You probably already know that fiber helps with digestion. Did you know it can have big benefits for your heart health too? "Studies have shown that foods that have a lot of fiber are clearly associated with lower risk of heart disease," says Alice H. Lichtenstein, DSc, American Heart Association sp

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  2. Making the Best Use of Fiber Supplements

    The best way to get fiber is naturally, from whole foods in your diet. Most experts encourage eating foods naturally rich in dietary fiber – such as fruits, vegetables, whole grains, beans, and nuts -- because they also provide many other health benefits. But most Americans struggle to eat the recom

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  3. Dietary Fiber: Insoluble vs. Soluble

    Confused about fiber? You’re not alone. Dietary fiber is a misunderstood nutrient. Many people know it is important, but not much more than that. This article fills you in on the two main types of fiber – soluble and insoluble -- where to find them, and the health benefits they provide. Dietary fibe

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  4. 5 Diet Resolutions for New Year

    Are you making bold resolutions on January 1 to "eat right" -- whatever that means? Stop trying to overhaul your entire diet in a day! Resolve to think small and you can reach any diet goal -- one focused step at a time. Why not start with these simple tips? Resolving to get more fiber in your diet

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  5. Top Holiday Diet Tips

    Holiday spread: It can mean those tempting goodies on a festive buffet table -- or a seasonal expansion of waistlines and hips. But be of good cheer! A few holiday diet tips show you how to stay trim while enjoying the seasonal trimmings! Substitute: Cook up good taste with fewer calories this year

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  6. The Eat-Clean Diet: Diet Review

    Kathleen Zelman, MPH, RD, reviews The Eat-Clean Diet by Tosca Reno.

  7. Swiss Chard: 9 Healthy Facts

    The earthy-tasting Swiss chard is a powerhouse of nutrition. And with its rainbow assortment of stem colors, it's as pleasing on the plate as it is to the palate. Want to learn more? Here are nine facts that not everyone knows about Swiss chard, plus a Swiss chard low-fat frittata recipe that takes

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  8. Why Omega-3 Is an Essential Part of a Healthy Diet

    Casting around for sound nutrition advice? Catch this: Omega-3 fatty acids are critical for good health, yet the body can't make these vital fats on its own, so you need to eat omega-3-rich foods several times a week to maintain an adequate supply. Omega-3s play a variety of roles in the body, but t

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  9. Healthy Eats: Getting Parents to Share the Cooking

    A study published in the American Journal of Epidemiology last spring found that children whose mothers work full time are 48% more likely to be overweight or obese. That may be because families with mothers in the workforce eat fewer healthy meals and family dinners. If that's true, taking turns wi

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  10. The Truth About Kombucha

    Kathleen Zelman, MPH, RD, discusses the fermented tea drink called kombucha.

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