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Holiday Trimmings Can Trigger Allergies
 
Could your diet use a nutritional tune-up? A healthful diet has many benefits and it doesn’t have to be bland and boring. Add color to your plate with fresh fruit and vegetables, choose whole grains and low-fat dairy, and keep an eye on your portion size. Aim for balance, variety, flexibility and moderation.
 
You've heard that it's possible to preserve and strengthen your bones through exercise and a healthy diet. But accidents, genetics and disease can work against even the best of healthy habits. When fractures, sprains, and the wear and tear of daily life get to your bones and joints, you need to know when to take action and the best way to take care of yourself.
 
Although genetics determines how long we will live, it's the lifestyle we choose that will determine how healthy we are as we age.
 
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Folate's Role in Good Health

Folate is important to help prevent birth defects, but it also may help prevent strokes and heart attacks, according to the National Institutes of Health. Researchers think that folate regulates the body's levels of homocysteine, an amino acid that may increase the risk for these illnesses. Green leafy vegetables, citrus fruits and juices, whole wheat bread and dry beans are good sources of folate. The FDA requires that folic acid be added to breads, cereals, flours, cornmeal, pasta, and rice.