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Fruitarian Diet: Is It Safe — or Really Healthy for You?

Tags: anemia, antioxidants, dental health, diabetes, fruits, fruits and vegetables, osteoporosis, weight gain

A fruitarian diet, consisting mainly of fruits, is very restrictive. The diet offers some benefits but is also full of sugar and presents risks for your teeth, metabolism, nutrition and body weight.


Should I Rinse That First? 8 Food-prep Do's and Don’ts

Foods to Wash Before Eating

Tags: botulism, chicken, ecoli, food poisoning, food safety, fruits and vegetables, meat, red meat, sodium

Many people mistakenly believe you should wash or rinse raw meats before cooking. Find out why that’s not such a good idea. Also, find more food safety advice, including expert recommendations about rinsing eggs and produce.


Recipe: Couscous Salad With Tomatoes, Lemon and Sage

Picnic-Friendly Side Salads That Leave the Lettuce Behind

Tags: fruits and vegetables, healthy eating, Recipes, salad

If you’ve been invited to a picnic this summer, you’ll probably bring a side dish. What better choice than a salad? A tasty, interesting side salad adds delight to a meal.


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Make the Most of Your Trip to the Farmers Market

Tags: farmer's market, fruits and vegetables, healthy diet, nutrition, video, videos

Buying locally grown food in season will benefit your family’s health, the environment and our economy. So what’s not to love? Here’s info that can help you make the most of your trip to the farmers market.


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Recipe: Spaghetti Squash With Tomato Sauce and Cheese

Tags: fruits and vegetables, Recipes, vegetarian

Surprise your family with this healthy, delicious dish that boasts a secret ingredient: spaghetti squash. You'll get more nutrition than you'd believe possible from a "pasta" dish.


Are You Vegetarian-Curious? Try Meatless Mondays

Are You Vegetarian-Curious? Try Meatless Mondays

Tags: cancer, diabetes, fruits and vegetables, heart disease, lunchmeat, meat, obesity, red meat, saturated fat, stroke, vegan, vegetarian

If you'd like to cut down or eliminate your consumption of meat, but you're not sure how to get started, try what many dietitians recommend as a first step: Meatless Mondays.


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Recipe: Grilled Chicken & Veggies Over Linguine

Tags: chicken, fruits and vegetables, grilling, Recipes

This light, one-dish meal is delicious dish to make on the grill. Use whole wheat pasta and fresh vegetables to make it high in fiber, and substitute a low-fat for a full-fat dressing to cut both fat and calories.


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Recipe: Warm Cinnamon Apple Cranberry Crisp

Tags: dessert, fruits and vegetables, healthy dessert, Recipes

This cinnamon apple cranberry crisp is made with apples, dried fruit, walnuts and oatmeal. It's full of flavors and is sure to please. Make it for your family or for a larger gathering.


5 Easy Steps to Healthy Tacos You'll Love (Infographic)

5 Easy Steps to Healthy Tacos You’ll Love (Infographic)

Tags: fruits and vegetables, healthy diet, infographic, salsa

Love a flavorful Mexican feast? Learn how to build a better taco as our dietitian explains which of your favorite options are healthy and which are not.


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Celery May Help Bring Your High Blood Pressure Down

Tags: antioxidants, blood pressure, fruits and vegetables, healthy diet, high blood pressure, low blood pressure, sodium

At almost every turn, science and medicine reveal a new “superfood." Now, the latest in wonder snacking: celery seeds to lower your high blood pressure (HBP). But does it really work? Find out.