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Sneaky Ways to Up the Fiber in Your Kid's Food

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You know the drill on fiber benefits for adults: regularity, eliminating toxins, blood sugar control, keeping you full and keeping hunger at bay and lowering cholesterol naturally. But what about children? The benefits are the same, yet have you ever tried to convince your kid to eat prunes or lima beans?

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5 Things To Do NOW for a Healthy New Year!

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There's nothing quite like a brand-new year. I love the idea of taking all the mistakes of the past and just tossing them out the window. While you're in the tossing spirit, why not leave that window open to throw away the idea of making New Year's resolutions -- and approach your decisions in a way that works?

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'Tis the Season To Be ... Fluffy?

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Though you may throw all inhibitions out the window on Turkey Day, I'm going to bet you'll regret your decision to shove down mass quantities of buttery, sugary treats when your arms look about as firm as a turkey's neck in that strapless party dress ....

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Sugar: Get Rid of It!

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There is nothing beneficial about sugar -- not for you, not for your children. A recent study by the Journal of the American Dietetic Association found that 40 percent of children's caloric consumption comes from empty calories in the form of solid fat and added sugars. 

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Vitamin D: Are You Deficient?

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In a culture that is rightly obsessed with protecting fragile skin from the sun's damaging rays, we're likely allowing our vitamin D storehouses to dwindle. In fact, vitamin D deficiency is quickly becoming one of the most problematic health threats for both adults and children.

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Corn Syrup by Any Other Name ....

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Consumption of high-fructose corn syrup is now the lowest it's been in two decades. Looking to revamp the syrup's image, the Corn Refiners Association has petitioned the Food and Drug Administration for a change of name. Instead of calling it "high-fructose corn syrup," they hope to call it simply "corn syrup." 

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Prepping Your Body for Motherhood

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These days, it's common sense to take care of yourself during pregnancy by eating healthily and exercising. But some aspiring mothers don't know that it's just as important to prepare your body for baby before you conceive in the first place! 

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Pumpkin: Fall's All-Star Fruit

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Though most infamous for its use in belt-bursting pies and breads, pumpkin is actually an incredibly healthful gourd. Here are two fun, healthful pumpkin recipes for your family to enjoy! 

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