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Health Expert Says Fat Is ‘Awesome’

The long-held view of fat in our diets is that it causes health problems. One registered dietitian says that’s not the case anymore and that we need fat to stay healthy and thin.

01/28/2013

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Best And Worst Diet Trends Of 2012

Each year, a slew of new diets make “too good to be true” claims about losing weight fast with minimal effort. However, some eating trends have real staying power.

01/02/2013

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Chef Insists Bugs Are Nutritious, Delicious

Scorpions, crickets and other insects are inching their way into America’s diets because, as it turns out, they can actually be good for you.

12/03/2012

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Which Holiday Foods Are On Santa’s Naughty List?

‘Tis the season of temptations, with all sorts of food and drink and goodies just waiting to ruin your waistline during December. Fortunately, there are ways to avoid the holiday food trap.

11/30/2012

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Better Alternatives For Halloween Candy

Tonight, a lot of little kids will dress up and head out to trick-or-treat, and come home with a big bag of candy. We know all of that sugar isn’t great for anyone, but not all of those treats are created equal.

10/31/2012

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Preparing Quick, Healthy Breakfast For Kids

For many families, mornings are hectic — breakfast to consume, teeth to brush, shoes to tie, all before the mad dash to school. So how do you fit in a healthy breakfast?

09/19/2012

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Healthy Options To Satisfy Your Food Cravings

Though the phrase “have your cake and eat it too” might not be 100 percent accurate, a nutritionist says you should be able to find delicious substitutes for your biggest diet-busting snacks.

09/17/2012

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NuVal Scoring System Makes Healthy Eating Easy

One way to stay heart healthy is to eat right. Now Lunds and Byerly’s is making it easier with a nutrition scoring system they call NuVal.

09/15/2012

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Corner Store Brings Nutrition, Cooking Tips To The North Side

It’s the first of its kind in a long time in north Minneapolis.

08/21/2012

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New, Healthier Guidelines For School Lunches

It’s almost time for kids to go back to school. And for parents that means time to start packing lunches again.

08/20/2012

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How To Make Healthy Dessert Choices

If you’re watching you weight, it’s probably best to skip the dessert. Sugar is a quick way to blow your diet. But if you just have to have a sweet treat, you can make choices that are better than others.

08/13/2012

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How To Kick Your Sugar Cravings

You’ve gone through your kitchen and tossed out all processed foods. You’ve stocked up on fruits, vegetables, and whole grains. But you’re still craving sugar. That sweet tooth can be hard to bust, but there are a few simple strategies you can use to help kick sugar craves.

06/18/2012

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Foods That Can Help You Shed Pounds

Fighting fat doesn’t have to mean starving yourself. In fact, there are lots of foods that naturally help fill you up, without weighing you down.

05/28/2012

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Spring Cleaning For Your Body

With the weather warming up, it’s time to open the windows and tidy up the house. Call it spring cleaning. Right now is also a good time to consider spring cleaning your body.

WCCO-TV–04/16/2012

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Healthy Eating Tips For National Heart Month

February is National Heart Month, and experts are using this time to tell everyone about heart-healthy super foods.

02/22/2012

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