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  1. 8 Fun Facts About Pineapple

    1. Pineapple Discovery In 1493, explorer Christopher Columbus found pineapples on Guadeloupe Island in the Caribbean. The fruit is also native to southern Brazil and Paraguay. 2. Pineapples in Colonial America American colonists regarded pineapples as a luxurious treat because of their rarity and co

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  2. 5 Things Your Parents Got Wrong About Food

    Were you a member of the clean plate club when you were a kid? It's time to rethink some of the eating habits that you grew up with. Diet myths are "handed down for generations," says Kathleen Fuller, PhD, author of Not Your Mother's Diet.  Here are five outdated ideas about food that you may have l

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  3. 8 Fun Facts About Grapes

    1. Brought From Spain  Spanish explorers introduced the fruit to America about 300 years ago. 2. They're Berries! Yes, grapes are a kind of berry. They have a leathery covering and a fleshy inside, similar to blueberries. 3. The Grape Family There are more than 8,000 grape varieties from about 60 sp

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  4. 7 Fun Facts About Radishes

    1. History of Radishes First cultivated in China, radish crops spread through the Northern Hemisphere and into Europe in the 1500s. Radishes had reached Massachusetts by 1629. 2. All in the Family Radishes are members of the Brassicaceae (mustard or cabbage) family. The root is related to kale, broc

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  5. Diet Resolutions for the Whole Family

    We make a lot of New Year's resolutions around food. We vow to eat less sugar, less fat, and less salt. We promise ourselves we'll eat more veggies, whole grains, and fish and cut down on burgers and second helpings. These are good first steps, but you can make other kinds of food resolutions, too,

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  6. Gut Bacteria and Obesity

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Feb. 20, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- People in cold, northern regions of the world have more gut bacteria linked with obesity than those in warm, southern areas, researchers report. The findings are from an analysis of gut bacteria in more than 1,000 people

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  7. Food Price Hikes and Type 2 Diabetes

    By Brenda Goodman HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Feb. 14, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Food prices are linked to blood sugar levels in people with type 2 diabetes, a new study suggests. To reach this conclusion, researchers from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) merged information from two giant stu

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  8. Want to Keep Weight Off? Weekday Meals May Be Key

    By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Feb. 6, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- People trying to lose weight should pay close attention to what they eat during the week, and not worry as much about enjoying themselves during the weekend, a new study suggests. Nearly everyone gradually loses weight

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  9. FDA Wants to Update Food Labels

    By Mary Brophy Marcus HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Jan. 24, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- America's food labels may get their first makeover in more than 20 years. According to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, the agency is working toward publishing proposed rules to update nutrition labels and servi

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  10. Let Your Nose Guide You to Less Fatty Foods

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Jan. 24, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- How fatty is that food in front of you? Your nose knows, a new study suggests. The study, which found that people's sense of smell is adept at gauging foods' fat content, might have real-world uses. For example, it might b

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