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    How to Grow Tomatoes in a Home Garden: An Illustrated Guide

    Tomatoes are a popular plant among home gardeners. The vegetable is fairly easy to grow and packed full of healthy nutrients. Tomatoes are low in saturated fat; ┬ávery low in cholesterol; high in dietary fiber, thiamin, riboflavin, vitamin B6, iron, magnesium, and phosphorus; and very high in vitamin C, niacin, folate, potassium, copper, and manganese. […] More

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    High Fiber Diet Protects Against Obesity and Diabetes

    Previous research has concluded that a high fiber diet protects against obesity and diabetes. However, how a fiber-rich diet protects health was unknown until a recent study by researchers from France and Sweden as published in the journal Cell. Researchers led by Giles Mithieux of the French National Centre for Scientific research (Centre National de […] More

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    Elmo Sells Healthier Food Choices to Children

    Getting children to pick healthier foods over less healthy foods is no easy task as most parents know. However, researchers in a new Cornell University study discovered that targeted branding can positively influence kids to choose healthier foods. For the study, the researchers offered 208 children an apple and/or a cookie after lunch. Neither the […] More