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What are flavonoids?

What are flavonoids?

Flavonoids are one of the largest nutrient families known to scientists, and include over 6,000 already-identified family members. Some of the best-known flavonoids include quercetin, kaempferol, catechins, and anthocyanidins. This nutrient group is most famous for its an...

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Overcoming food temptation

I did it! I'm so PROUD of myself!

I DID NOT eat a glazed donut from the THREE FRESH BOXES in the teacher's lounge this morning!

My secret? I'll be more than happy to share!

Walking down the hall towards my classroom, I told myself that the fat-free vanilla yogurt and apple (th...

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Q: Why?

A: If we didn't feel hungry when we saw food, we wouldn't eat and we wouldn't have survived as a species. We don't have to learn to feel hungry. It's built in. If we haven't eaten for some time, our stomachs growl, we may start getting a headache or a little shaky. these built-in...

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How do pumpkin seeds provide you with antioxidant support?

How do pumpkin seeds provide you with antioxidant support?

While antioxidant nutrients are found in most WHFoods, it's the diversity of antioxidants in pumpkin seeds that makes them unique in their antioxidant support. Pumpkin seeds contain c...

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Q: Many of us remember when food wasn't sold everywhere, 24/7.

A: Yes. I'm 60, so I remember how things were before the obesity epidemic, which started around 1980. When I was in medical school at the University of Pennsylvania in the late '70s, there were very few places to eat around ca...

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What are the cardiovascular benefits of strawberries?

What are the cardiovascular benefits of strawberries?

No area of strawberry health benefits is better documented than benefits for the cardiovascular system. It's also hard to imagine any other research result, since our heart and blood vessels need everyday protection from oxidative and infl...

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Q: How do menus push us to buy certain foods?

A: Companies use eye-tracking equipment to see how people scan a page, so they know that where on the menu a dish appears influences what people choose.

For example, the upper right-hand corner is known as the "sweet spot." Newspapers pu...

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Diet to Prevent Colon Cancer

Diet to Prevent Colon Cancer

Looking to reduce your risk of colon cancer? Experts say to reach for the veggies and skip the bacon bits.
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New research into diet and colon cancer has exonerated some foods that were once thought to increase the risk of the disease. At the same time, r...

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Portion Control Hints

If I buy a bag of crunchy snacks, the first thing I do is separate them into individual zip lock baggies. Even if I overeat, at least I know how many I ate. Never eat directly from the bag!
Weighing and measuring is also a key. Depending on your eyes to give an accurate estimate of what yo...

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NEED TO EAT BETTER

I have been dealing with weight issues since I was about five or six years old. I have done lots of diets, exercise, and even a medical fast. I have had many levels of success and failure over the years. However, now I believe that I have a grasp on what I need to do to be successful. I have a compu...

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