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    Adults Sources of Nutrients

    Everyone is on the hunt for the latest superfood, yet sometimes nutrient-rich foods are hiding in plain sight. Health professionals agree that it is the total diet that is important and all foods fit to contribute to our health at every age. A tasty, healthy, and enjoyable pattern of eating is the goal for all ...
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    The vital role of grains in the American diet

    The Vital Role of Grains in the American Diet

    Grains play an important role in the American diet, providing much-needed nutrients, such as folate, fiber and vitamin E. In today’s crowded media landscape, between fad diets and the ever-growing gluten-free craze, it is easy for consumers to become confused about the role of grain foods in the diet.
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    Folic Acid

    Folic Acid Plays Vital Role in Babies’ Health

    Each year, more than four million women in America give birth and 2,600 infants are born with neural tube defects. While there are simple preventative steps women can take, Americans are generally unaware of the impact that diet, specifically enriched grains, has on pregnancy and infant health.
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    Folic Acid

    One Mom Shares Her Story

    When my husband and I decided it was time to start our family, I did my best to ensure a healthy pregnancy long before I became pregnant. I read books and message boards, cut back on unhealthy foods and habits and visited my doctor, who prescribed a prescription prenatal vitamin and healthy diet rich in ...
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    Lifelong Brain Health

    Women’s Wellness: Lifelong Brain Health

    As a girl grows to become a woman, her nutritional needs keep changing. Her body grows and changes, as does her brain. If she becomes pregnant, and afterward, her nutritional needs undergo enormous shifts. And in menopause, they change yet again. All of these are governed by her hormones and her level of physical activity, ...
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    Grains and the Developing Brain

    Nutrition and the Developing Brain

    The development of the human brain is an amazing process that begins as early as the first six or seven days of life. At this point, the fertilized egg has grown to several thousand cells, morphing into an embryo.
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    Fueled by Carbohydrates

    Healthy Body, Healthy Mind – Both Fueled By Carbohydrates

    Thomas Jefferson advocated that “a strong body makes a mind strong.” At the time, those words could best be described as an opinion based on experience.
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    Reduce Cognitive Decline

    Diets with Balanced Carbohydrates Proven to Reduce Cognitive Decline

    While there are (and always will be) a never-ending slew of fad diets making a spectrum of claims, there are recent ones that suggest carbohydrates cause of cognitive problems and may even lead to various types of dementia.
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    Making Healthy Choices

    It’s All About You: Using Dietary Guidelines to Make Healthy Choices

    Getting into healthy eating and exercise habits is all about you taking charge. See how dietary and activity guidelines can help you make a plan for success.
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    5 Simple Steps for Healthy Living

    5 Simple Steps for Healthy Living: Practical Ideas to Keep Your Body Strong and Fit

    When it comes to building healthy habits, there always seems to be a challenge we must overcome. Whether it’s hunger, lack of will power or simply not having enough time, making the right choices can be difficult.
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    5 More Tips for Feeling Great

    5 More Tips for Feeling Great: Practical Ideas to Keep Your Body Strong and Fit

    When it comes to building healthy habits, there always seems to be one challenge or another. Whether it’s hunger, lack of will power, or simply not having enough time, making the right choices can be difficult.
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    The Journey to a Healthier You

    The Journey to a Healthier You

    Getting into healthy eating and exercise habits is all about you taking charge. See how dietary and activity guidelines can help you make a plan for success with these helpful tips from The Dietary Guidelines Alliance.
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    Eating Healthy for Diabetes

    Eating Healthy for Diabetes

    People with diabetes “deserve” the right to eat healthfully along with everyone else. Yet, it often happens that the diets recommended to persons with diabetes do not promote healthy eating.
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