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Healthy to a “T”: Rhubarb, the Forgotten Powerhouse

When I see beautifully colored dark red rhubarb, I am brought back to my childhood enjoying the tart, yet sweet flavor, of my grandmother’s rhubarb pie on a sunny spring day. I am also aware of the wonderful health benefits rhubarb has to offer.
Some consider rhubarb a nutritional powerhouse that is high in vitamins A, B-complex, C and K, potassium, calcium, manganese and many other essential nutrients necessary to keep your body healthy.
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Healthy to a “T”: Put Your Best Fork Forward

Making healthy lifestyle changes is challenging and deciding where to start is even more difficult. The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics National Nutrition Month campaign, “Put Your Best Fork Forward,” inspires everyone to start with small changes toward a healthful eating style – one forkful at a time. Using the 2015-2020 Dietary Guidelines is a great place to take your first small forkful.

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Healthy to a “T”: Prebiotics and Probiotics: What You Should Know

Discussion on prebiotics and probiotics has been a nutrition topic in recent years, but do you know what they are? With continued growth in research, studies have found these “nutrition boosters” in foods may improve your overall health. You probably have noticed many different types of supplements; from pills and cleanses to powders, but they are unnecessary. Pre and probiotics are natural ingredients found in everyday foods.

What are Prebiotics and How Do They Work?
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Healthy to a “T”: Can a Pear a Day Keep the Doctor Away?

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Yes! Although apples get a lot of attention for their health benefits, pears pack a punch when it comes to healthful foods. Pears are one of the highest fiber filled fruits, providing six grams per medium-sized fruit, helping you meet over 20% daily requirement of fiber. A diet high in fiber has many health benefits, including reducing cholesterol levels, preventing colon cancer, and reducing constipation to name just a few. Pears also contain a fair amount of vitamins C, K, B2 (riboflavin), B3 (niacin), and B6 (pyridoxine) and minerals calcium, magnesium, potassium, copper, and manganese; all important in supporting your immune system and preventing disease.

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