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101. Spinach Isn't Just for Popeye
How smart is Popeye? Smarter than you think. Popeye attributes his amazing strength to eating spinach, but he is also protecting himself against osteoporosis, heart disease, colon cancer and arthritis. The Journal of Nutrition recently published a report that spinach fights prostate cancer while The Nurses Health Study reveals women whose diets are high in kaempferol, a nutrient in spinach, reduce their risk of ovarian cancer by 40 percent.... Read More

102. A Few Cooking Tips for Healthy Meals
Changing the way we cook our food can have a dramatic effect on our health. If we make wiser choices with our food and the way we cook it, we can significantly reduce our risk of contracting cancer and heart disease. Here are some top tips for healthy cooking: 1. Invest in nonstick pans - With... Read More

103. Raising Healthy Eaters
It's never too late to teach your children well -- well-being that is. Whether you're raising toddlers or teens, or any age in between, you have the power and the ability to turn things around and instill healthy eating habits. What your children consume today is the foundation for what they eat for the rest of their lives. Poor eating habits can lead to weight problems and weight-related health issues in your child's future. Not only... Read More

104. All Fruit Is Not Created Equal
By now, it's common knowledge that consuming five a day - vegetables and fruit, that is - can have some major bennies on your overall health and wellness. Fresh produce is a rich source of vitamins, minerals and fiber that prevents deadly conditions such as heart disease, stroke and cancer. Stocking your diet full of fruits and vegetables instead of other high-calorie foods can also help you shed those extra pounds. Keep your... Read More

105. The Wonderful World of Herbs
The unique, wonderfully fragrant aroma of roast lamb sizzling in the oven with sprigs of rosemary, or freshly made pizza topped with the delightfully aromatic herb, oregano, are just some of those delicious memories that can be stored quietly at the back of our nasal sensory organs to be reminded about out when the mood takes us. Not only do herbs smell and taste great, some of them also have remarkable and... Read More

106. Don't Turnip Your Nose At This Veggie
With one third of the calories found in potatoes, the turnip is chock full of nutrients -- vitamin C, fiber, folic acid, manganese, copper and panthothenic acid. It's also an excellent source of vitamins B6, E and riboflavin. A root vegetable, the turnip is low in both fat and calories. One cup of raw turnips has just 35 calories and 0.13 grams of fat. Turnips actually provide at least 20% of the recommended daily value of Vitamin C,... Read More

107. 5 a Day Keep Cancer Away
Eat at least five servings of fruit a day. If you're not getting an apple a day -- or any fruit for that matter -- it's time to change your unhealthy ways. A campaign has been established promoting the importance of consuming five to nine servings of colorful fruits and vegetables every day. Fruits and vegetables provide vitamins, minerals, fibers and other health-enhancing properties. They're also responsible for warding off cancer and... Read More

108. Sneaky Ways to Add Fruits and Veggies to Food
Sneaking fruits and vegetables into other types of food can be an easy and rewarding process. If you are sick of arguing over one helping of peas at dinner just do what the savvy moms do, sneak it into other dishes! Read on for healthy recipes that benefit from a few extra veggies. {relatedarticles} Live Chocolate Mousse (Adapted from Reinfeld, Mark and Jennifer... Read More

109. Are You Getting Enough Folic Acid?
You may take supplements for vitamins A, C, and E, but what about folic acid? If you don't eat a lot of leafy greens, liver or brewer's yeast, then chances are, you're not getting enough of this important vitamin. Folic acid, otherwise known as vitamin B9, is essential to cell production and plays a vital role in the development of the fetus. In fact, studies have shown that supplementing with folic acid can reduce birth defects by 72... Read More

110. Healthy Kids Snacks That Aren't
Most kids snack between 1 and 3 times daily. These mini-mealtimes can either be an opportunity to increase your child's intake of fruits and veggies or they could be an unfortunate foray into the world of high fat and sugar. Arming yourself with information on serving sizes, calories, fat, and ingredients, can help you steer their menus so that they avoid packing on the pounds. {relatedarticles} Barry Popkin, a nutrition professor at the... Read More

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