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Isn’t Popcorn A Healthy Snack?

Popcorn is one of the top three evening snacks in my family. Americans eat up to 52 quarts of popcorn per year (Yahoo health). We enjoy the fiber-rich, whole grain crunch while watching a movie to relax. What we choose to pop has evolved over time due to recent information about different methods of popping. Continue reading

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Salt Tastes So Good, But It Can Be So Bad

“It takes three weeks or so for your taste buds to adjust to a new salt habit”, according to Vandana R. Sheth, R.D., Certified Diabetes Educator and a spokesperson with the American Dietetic Association.

There are 2,300 milligrams of sodium in about 1 teaspoon of salt and the max daily amount for healthy adults, according to USDA dietary guidelines.  Most adults in the US consume 3,400 per day.  77% of the daily sodium comes from processed or restaurant foods.  Continue reading

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