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Fun Nutrition Fact 007

Did you know……. Mangos, apricots and peaches – contain high levels of beta-carotene which helps to reduce risk of cancer and heart disease and maintenance of good vision

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Fun Nutrition Fact 005

Did you know……. Grapes and grape juice are rich sources of resveratrol, another phytochemical from the phenol family that has potent antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties.

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80% full and satisfied

It is a good rule of thumb to eat until you are 80% full and satisfied versus 110% full and stuffed. Pay attention to your fullness factor. When you are satisfied, leave the rest. Throw the rest away or put … Continue reading

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Fun Nutrition Fact 004

Did you know……. Acorn squash is a very good source of potassium, fiber an beta carotene

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Fun Nutrition Fact 003

Did you know……. All fruits, vegetables and other plant foods such as grains and beans contain cancer fighting properties.

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Making a Choice

We may not make a conscious decision about the amount we eat but we always make a choice. The majority of the time we choose how much we will eat before we take the first bite. We choose our plate … Continue reading

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Fun Nutrition Fact 002

Did you know……. All berries are excellent sources of nutrients, but strawberries, blueberries and raspberries in particular, are rich in a disease fighting chemicals.

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Fun Nutrition Fact 001

Did you know……. Brussels sprouts, bok Choy, and cabbage help regulate systems in the body that defend against cancer.

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Kathryn A. Allen, MA, RD, LD/N, CSO

Kathy is currently the Director of the Department of Nutrition, at the Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, FL. She is registered, licensed and holds a Master’s Degree in Adult Education. Kathy has practiced in the field of dietetics for approximately … Continue reading

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Forbidden Foods

Instead of trying to avoid “forbidden foods” entirely have little portions of absolutely everything you love to eat, even if it is just a bite or two. Spend a little time paying attention to the aroma, quality, and satisfaction of … Continue reading

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