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    - Introduction to High-Intensity Sweeteners
    - Make Friends with Spaghetti Squash
    - Tips to Help an Overweight Child
    - How Do Minerals Work? Part One

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Are You Increasing Your Cancer Risk?

Did you know that the choices you make can influence your risk of cancer? February is Cancer Prevention Month, and what better time is there to see if you’re increasing your cancer risk?


Create a Heart-Healthy Valentine Dinner

This Valentine menu is good for your heart! It features red rice, salmon, heart-shaped broccoli, and roasted tomatoes. From start to finish it takes about 45 minutes to allow time for the rice to cook, but the prep is very easy.


Cooking by Color: A Vegetable Guide

Sometimes you just want a little kitchen shortcut. Have you ever thought about cooking vegetables by color? It turns out that many vegetables that share colors also share other qualities that impact how they are cooked.


Make a Truly Show-Stopping Cake

This delicious cake is super moist and can be served as an elegant red velvet cake for any special occasion. This cake has 60% fewer calories than a regular slice of frosted red velvet cake, and it uses beets instead of red food coloring.


How Do Minerals Work: Part Two

Minerals are micronutrients, and we need them for good health. There are 15 different minerals that can be divided into two primary groups: macrominerals and trace minerals.


Dried Fruit: A Healthy Alternative to Fresh

According to information from the 1999-2004 National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, people who routinely eat dried fruit have a higher intake of several vitamins and minerals (1). Dried fruit is a good source of fiber, potassium, and iron, and though some antioxidants (such as vitamin C) are lost during the drying process, dried fruit manages to retain a high overall antioxidant content.


Introduction to High-Intensity Sweeteners

Whether you call them sugar substitutes, non-nutritive sweeteners or high-intensity sweeteners, you’re looking at substances that impart a sweet taste to foods and beverages. They do this either without calories or with only a few calories, and they have little to no impact on blood glucose levels.


Make Friends with Spaghetti Squash

Whip up spaghetti squash in a hurry with a pressure cooker!


Tips to Help an Overweight Child

Recently, there has been a trend of putting young, overweight children on diets meant for adults. Diets are not meant for children. The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics recommends that children who are classified as overweight or obese maintain their current weight and only attempt to lose weight through calorie restriction if other risk factors for disease are present.


How Do Minerals Work? Part One

We don’t eat rocks or dirt, but did you know that they are actually an important part of the food chain? Minerals in the earth are absorbed by water and plants, and then we absorb those same minerals when we eat plants or drink water. We also get minerals when we eat or drink foods that come from animals that consumed the mineral-rich plants and water.


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