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  1. 'Five-Second' Food Rule May Be Real, Study Finds

    By Randy Dotinga HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, March 13, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The five-second rule -- pick up that dropped food on the floor fast if you want to safely eat it -- may have some basis in reality, researchers report. "Consuming food dropped on the floor still carries an infection ris

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  2. FAQ: New Nutrition Facts Label

    Feb. 28, 2014 -- The time is past due for an overhaul of the ''Nutrition Facts'' labels on food products, according to the FDA, which unveiled its proposed changes on Thursday. The most talked-about changes to the labels are that they would: Show the number of calories in bigger, bolder type Update

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  3. 11 Ideas for Heart-Smart Meals

    Heart-healthy eating can be surprisingly simple and scrumptious. Once you know the basic rules, you can get creative in your kitchen. Eat more plant-based foods. Reach for whole grains and veggies to boost your fiber. Dial back your salt intake. Go for "good" fats from foods like nuts, olive oil, av

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  4. Top 10 Smart Foods for College Students

    Poring over textbooks, organizing lecture notes, and prepping for tests challenges your brain. Give yourself the fuel you need to stay focused and absorb what you learn in the classroom. Milk and yogurt. Low-fat dairy products are packed with protein and B vitamins that may help you concentrate and

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  5. Down Home for the Holidays

    Hosting loved ones during the hubbub of the holidays can be a challenge, even for professional chefs. Taking a lighthearted approach and letting good ingredients shine is the answer, says Joe Truex, executive chef at Watershed on Peachtree in Atlanta. "When I'm cooking at home, I want to make it fun

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  6. Should You Sprout Your Food?

    Sprouts are making a comeback, and not just at the salad bar. They're packed with nutrients and are easy to digest. Some people are getting in on the trend, sprouting their grains, nuts, and beans. Should you join in? Find out what's involved. Seeds sprout after a few days in a warm, moist setting.

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  7. Easy Mexican Food by Chef Marcela

    "When I talk to my friends, who are mostly Mexican moms, they all say they want to keep their food traditions alive but don't have the time to make mole sauces, enchiladas, chilaquiles, and other foods they grew up on," Marcela Valladolid says. "My job is to resolve that problem." Doing so has becom

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  8. Hot Pockets Pastries Recalled

    Feb. 19, 2014 -- About 238,000 cases of Hot Pockets pastries are being recalled because the products may contain recalled meat, Nestle USA says. The voluntary recall by Nestle includes three different sizes of Philly Steak and Cheese Hot Pockets and Hot Pockets Croissant Crust Philly Steak and Chees

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  9. 3 Ways to Cook Chicken

    For fast, satisfying weeknight meals, chicken rules the roost. And for good reason: There are a thousand ways to prepare it, and it can be nutritious. Three ounces of boneless, skinless chicken breast contain 31 grams of protein, a flock of heart-protective B vitamins, and about 4 grams of fat, says

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  10. No More Artificial Preservatives in 2 Kraft Singles Varieties

    Feb. 11, 2014 -- Artifical preservatives will be eliminated from two varieties of Kraft Singles cheese slices, Kraft says. Sorbic acid in the full-fat American and White American varieties will be replaced by natamycin, which Kraft says is a "natural mold inhibitor," the Associated Press reported. I

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