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Legumes: A Nutritious Fiber Source

All over the world, people eat and enjoy beans, peas, and other legumes! Legumes come from plants whose seed pods…

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Ten Great Ways to “Fiber Up”!

Are you ready to eat more fiber and hit the 20 to 35 gram daily target? The ten guidelines on…

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Need a Fiber Boost?

Try to eat at least five servings of fruits and vegetables a day, and choose several servings of whole grains…

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For Fiber Variety!

As laboratory procedures have improved, consumers now know the “dietary fiber” content of food, which reflects both soluble and insoluble…

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Cooking with Intense Sweeteners

With their sugarlike flavor, intense sweeteners can be used in many recipes you already enjoy, perhaps to reduce calories. For…

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Intense Sweeteners: for Whom?

In the 1970s the baby boom generation became intent on slimness; in the 1980s, on fitness; then, in the 1990s…

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Intense Sweeteners: Flavor without Calories

“Low in calories” and “sugar free”! For many weightconscious people and those with diabetes, these are sweet messages. When it…

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Polyols: Sugar Replacers

Polyols, called “sugar alcohols” by scientists, are another category of nutritive sweeteners. Why nutritive? Like sugars, they provide energy, or…

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How Much Carbohydrate?

Experts advise consuming about 55 to 60 percent of your total daily calories from carbohydrates, mostly complex carbohydrates, and no…

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Sugar Myths

Other than their role in tooth decay, sugars have no direct relationship to any health problem. After careful review of…

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