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Diet and Fitness

Easy Ways to Eat More Fruits and Veggies

No Comments 08 August 2011

Recently, the USDA made it clear it wants you to eat your fruits and vegetables: They should take up half your plate at every meal. Fruits and veggies are low-cal, high fiber, and a very important part of the No. 1-ranked DASH (Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension) diet.

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Diet and Fitness

Know how to shop for vegetables and fruits with lower pesticide levels

Pesticides in Produce: Are Your Faves on The Dirty Dozen List?

1 Comment 23 June 2011

Eating your fruits and veggies may not be as simple as you think, according to a new report from the Environmental Working Group. Warning consumers against the “dirty dozen” -- fruits and vegetables most likely to be contaminated with pesticides -- it's an eye-opening study that highlights what really goes into the production of food, and what it means for your family's health.

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