When eating out or picking up food “on the go”, its typical for each menu item to be enough food for at least two people and sometimes even more! Bigger isn’t always better! Larger portions mean more calories which can lead to an increase in waistlines and body weight. Beware of menu teasers and phrases…Details
The nutrients in fats and oils are necessary in our diet yet you won’t see a Fats & Oils food group on My Plate. That’s because fats and oils come from foods already part of the five food groups. The fats and oils we eat originally come from animals, vegetables, grains, dairy and even fruits.…Details
Just Say Yes to Fruits and Vegetables Nutritionists are often asked, “Which fruit or vegetable has the most fiber?” The good news is…all fruits and vegetables contain fiber! Eating a diet high in fruits and vegetables of all kinds supplies a ‘mixed bag’ of fiber with many health benefits.Details
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Many people think only fresh will do when it comes to eating healthy meals. Fresh fruits and vegetables are wonderful and delicious, but all forms matter! Using fresh, frozen, canned and dried varieties can help you meet your daily goal of eating more fruits and vegetables. Some benefits of choosing from all the available forms…Details
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There is a reason Americans eat more apples than any other fruit. Apples are full of good nutrition: they are fat-free, sodium-free, and cholesterol-free. They are a sweet way to get fiber, about 5 grams, and small amounts of vitamin C and potassium, all for only about 80 calories! How to get your apple a…Details
Fall is a perfect time to visit a Farmers’ Market! Fall produce is plentiful in Farmers’ Markets, including apples, pears, pumpkins, winter squash, potatoes and turnips. Some markets close in late fall, but others stay open year-round. Plan your visit today and enjoy these benefits of shopping at a Farmers’ Market: Buying at a Farmers’…Details