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  1. Which Diet Is Right for You?

    These days there are dozens of diet and weight-loss programs available and you may have tried a good number of them. This summer you may even be determined to truly and finally diet and ditch those pesky extra pounds. But where to begin? Googling the word "diet" brings up more than 29 million hits,

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  2. For Flavor and Vitamin C, Try a Papaya!

    Christopher Columbus called the papaya “the fruit of the angels.” It's not hard to see why. One large papaya is packed with 235 milligrams of vitamin C -- that's two to three times more than your recommended daily allowance -- and is an excellent source of vitamin A, potassium, and calcium. (Other g

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  3. Secrets from The Biggest Loser

    By Joanna Powell Weight-loss woes? You're not alone. Four of The Biggest Loser contestants share their diet difficulties. Recently, a mysterious bag of Doritos has been appearing on contestants' beds at The Biggest Loser ranch in Calabasas, CA. No one's been fingered yet, and perhaps more remarkable

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  4. Filling Up on Low-Fat Food

    Does losing weight seem like pie in the sky? Not so, if you make low-fat food your friend. Luckily, many naturally low-fat foods -- fruits, veggies, whole grains, legumes -- are fully loaded with fiber and nutrients, which makes them great diet foods. It's the fiber that fills you up, and keeps you

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  5. Boost Your Family’s Interest in Healthy Foods

    A trip to the berry farm. Gardening. Saturday visits to the local farmers market. Cooking with your kids. All sorts of activities can help kids learn a valuable lesson -- that healthy food is a lifestyle, not just a diet. It's a great way to jump-start healthy weight loss in your family. Take a cue

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  6. The Benefits of Healthy Whole Foods

    Healthy whole foods: you might know that you're supposed to eat them.  But do you really know what they are? "We live in a society that eats so much processed and manufactured food, that I think there's some genuine confusion about what qualifies as a whole food," says Tara Gidus, RD, a spokesperson

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  7. Getting Essential Nutrients You Need, but May Be Lacking

    In our burger-and-burrito world, it's no surprise: Research shows most Americans don't get enough of these essential nutrients -- calcium, fiber, magnesium, vitamin E, vitamin C, vitamin A, carotenoids, and potassium. These help keep muscles, nerves, organs, skin and bones -- plus immunity -- in tip

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  8. Missing Nutrients in Your Food

    When it comes to eating healthy, some of us focus on the negative. "A lot of people concerned about good nutrition are just watching for what they can't eat -- whether it's fat, or sugar, or whatever," says Tara Gidus, RD, a spokesperson for the American Dietetic Association. But that attitude can b

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  9. 11 Simple Steps to a Healthier Diet

    Do you think eating healthy means you have to radically change your diet and give up all your favorite foods? Think again. Improving your health could be as easy as switching from white to whole-wheat bread, adding a tablespoon of ground flaxseed to your afternoon yogurt, or ordering your favorite c

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  10. The Health Benefits of Asparagus

    The name for asparagus -- a member of the lily family -- comes from the Greek word meaning “shoot” or “sprout.” Now widely cultivated throughout the world, this regal vegetable is believed to have originated 2,000 years ago in the eastern Mediterranean region, where it was prized for its unique text

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