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What's on your plate?

Eating healthy doesn’t have to mean dieting or giving up all the foods you love. Learn how to ditch the junk, give your body the nutrient-dense fuel it needs, and love every minute of it!

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Dietary Fats

Fat gets a bad rap even though it is a nutrient that we need in our diet, just not too much. Learn all about dietary fats and how getting too much or too little affects our health.

Sea Salt vs. Table Salt

Sea salt has boomed in popularity in restaurants and supermarket aisles. Some chefs prefer it over table salt for its coarse, crunchy texture and stronger flavor. Manufacturers are using it in potato chips and other snacks because it’s “all natural,” and some health-conscious consumers choose it because it contains minerals like magnesium.

But in one very important respect there’s usually little difference between the two: sodium content.

Spoonful of Sea Salt and Spoonful of Table Salt

All the Colors, All the Time

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Add Color

An easy first step to eating healthy is to include fruits and vegetables at every meal and snack. All forms (fresh, frozen, canned and dried) and all colors count, so go ahead and add color to your plate – and your life.

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Single Dads Become Super Dads with these Easy Recipes

- By Devin Alexander

When you’re overwhelmed from the stress, it can be so easy to plop the kids in front of the tv or just stop at the drive-thru. But with a few quick recipes and a couple of activities to look forward to, you can easily feel like SuperDad when it comes to the health of your little ones AND yourself!

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Get Smart About Superfoods

So-called “superfoods” alone won’t make you healthier – but adding these nutritious foods to an already balanced diet can bring health benefits.

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