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February 15, 2011 - 10:52am

I’ve never been a picky eater. Even as a child, I gleefully ate yogurt, wheat germ, broccoli...even liverwurst! And that’s a good thing, because eating a wide variety of whole foods is key to good nutrition. But what about people who flat out hate certain foods?

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February 15, 2011 - 9:45am
By Hilary Meyer in EatingWell Blogs

Eating a variety of fruits is a great way to get more fiber, which can help you lose weight by helping you feel full. Try including these top three fruits—each supplies 3-plus grams of fiber per serving—in your daily intake: pears (up to 5 grams per 1 medium), raspberries (4 grams per ½ cup) and apples (4 grams per 1 medium).
How do you get more fiber into your day? Share your tips!

Recipes to Try:
Healthy Pear Recipes
Easy Apple Recipes
Delicious Raspberry Recipes
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February 15, 2011 - 8:40am
By Brierley Wright in EatingWell Blogs

Be Choosy When It Comes to Salad Toppers: Crunchy onions, bacon bits and seasoned croutons can look appetizing when you’re standing at a salad bar, but reconsider: such additions to your otherwise healthy starter can be high in sodium and “empty” calories. For added crunch, try a sprinkle of sunflower seeds or chopped nuts; while these also are relatively high in calories, they contain healthy fats and are full of antioxidants too. While you’re at it, choose a dressing that is marked “low-fat”—or just drizzle on a little olive oil (a heart-healthy fat) and balsamic vinegar.

Try These Recipes:
24 Satisfying Salad Recipes
4 “Magic”...

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February 14, 2011 - 9:27am
By Brierley Wright in EatingWell Blogs

Be Choosy About Your Chocolate: Studies show that chocolate increases antioxidant levels in the blood and helps lower blood pressure. But when it comes to reaping those antioxidant benefits, quality matters most. If you need a chocolate fix, treat yourself to a small square of dark chocolate—look for one that is 70 percent or more cocoa.

Try These Recipes:
Heart-Healthy Chocolate Recipes

Every day for American Heart Month, we’re posting a quick tip to help you eat for a healthier heart. Join the Healthy Hearts Club group for daily heart-healthy...

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February 11, 2011 - 9:07am
By Brierley Wright in EatingWell Blogs

Sum Up the Sodium of Your Servings: Nutrition Facts labels list nutrient amounts for one serving—but often we eat more than one. If you eat two servings, be sure to double all the nutrient numbers, not just the calories. A whole can of soup, for example, may look fine from a caloric perspective but eating it could send you soaring past the recommended daily limit for sodium.

More Ways to Cut Sodium:
Low-Sodium Dinner Recipes
6 Easy Ways to Cut Sodium
The #1 Food You Should Cut Back On—and 3 Ways to Do It

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