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Vary Your Veggies

The Dietary Guidelines for Americans 2015-2020 recommends eating 2½ cups of vegetables every day, based on a 2,000-calorie diet. You may need to eat more or less, depending on your calorie level....

Focus on Fruits

The Dietary Guidelines for Americans 2015-2020 recommends eating 2 cups of fruits every day, based on a 2,000-calorie diet. The fruit food group contains whole fruits and 100% fruit juice. Some...

2015-2020 Dietary Guidelines for Americans

The United States is facing an epidemic of obesity. An estimated 70.2%, or 2 out of 3 of all US adults, are considered overweight or obese. More than half get too little physical activity and 76.5%...

French Fry Alternatives

According to the USDA, the two highest consumed vegetables in the United States are potatoes and tomatoes. 40% of that potato consumption was frozen and 58% of the tomato consumption was canned. We...

The Detox Tea Trend

Social media is full of unsolicited advice on health and lifestyle. Trending recently is consuming detox drinks to lose weight. These drinks are often promoted by celebrities, and aggressively...

Poke Bowls – This Year’s Food Fad

Poke bowls, fish salads, originated in Hawaii and then became popular in California. The popularity of this dish has spread across the United States in 2018 and into 2019. According to Eater.com,...

Debunking Internet Health Claims

It seems like every day there is a new “cure-all” supplement pill or home-remedy popping up on social media. They claim to cure ailments, improve health and fight disease. With a recent flood of new...

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