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Fruits and Vegetables Prevent Childhood Obesity

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fv_c2One of the reasons today's children are battling obesity is that they aren't eating enough fruits and vegetables. Vegetables are important sources of many nutrients, including potassium, dietary fiber, folate (folic acid), vitamin A, vitamin E and vitamin C, while fruits contribute potassium, dietary fiber, vitamin C and folate (folic acid). And most fruits are naturally low in fat, sodium, and calories and are cholesterol-free.

What to Eat to Be Healthy

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healthy-food-and-body_cWith the struggling economy we're drawn to make decisions at the grocery store more by our wallets than the health of our bodies or our environment. But the old cliché, "You are what you eat," should be taken literally if our personal health and our planet are to be preserved. Read through the list below to see how eco-responsible you are and then resolve to do more to color your plate greener.

Tips to Reduce Sugar

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sugar_cWhatever your reasons to reduce sugar, it can be a real trial to lessen its impact in your meals and snacks. Just imagine if you had to empty your cupboards and never buy chocolates. Sounds impossible? Well, it is possible, especially for me - I never had that 'sweet tooth'. But even if you love sweets, there are ways to reduce your daily intake.

Long-range food forecast: what to buy and how to save money

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cart_cThe dinner table of America has been shifting for a long time, but for most of us, cooking low cost meals and finding ways to stretch food dollars has taken on a new sense of urgency. Count on continued tips for keeping food costs in line and receiving suggestions for less-expensive ingredients.

Make Your Own Home Garden

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gardening_cBy now you've probably heard about the uptick in U.S. homeowners who are choosing to grow their own produce as a hedge against the recession. Their logic is simple: Why spend money on vegetables when you can grow your own for a fraction of the cost? If you find yourself thinking about joining the ranks of home gardeners, we have a few tips that will help get you started on the right track. All you need to do is follow these simple steps.

Grapes may prevent heart health risks

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grapes_cCan a grape-enriched diet prevent the downhill sequence of heart failure after years of high blood pressure? A University of Michigan Cardiovascular Center study suggests grapes may prevent heart health risks beyond the simple blood pressure-lowering impact that can come from a diet rich in fruits and vegetables.

The Parallels Between the Great Depression of The 1930s and Our Current Great Recession

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bucks_cOften cited comparisons - which look only at the US - find that today's crisis is milder than the Great Depression. Two leading economic historians show that the world economy is now plummeting as it did in the Great Depression; indeed, world industrial production, trade and stock markets are diving faster now than during 1929-30. But, the policy response to date is much better.

Crisis is Multi-billion Dollar Shell Game with Myriad Opportunities for Fraud

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dollar_cThe economy is now in a downward spiral. Tightening in the credit markets has made it harder for consumers to borrow or businesses to expand. The main economic indicators all point to a long period of retrenchment ahead. The United States does not have the reserves to finance its own massive deficits which will soar to $1.9 trillion by the end of 2009.

 

Future of Crisis-2009 in U.S.

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circle2008 has been described as a tale of two halves. In the first half investors believed that the financial crisis and its economic fallout would remain US-centric. In the second half, money managers realised that the world is flat after all and the contagion would spread from the US to the rest of the world. A growing number of analysts and market participants see 2009 as a year that is also likely to have two rather distinct segments. What are they?

Gourmet Dinner for World Leaders

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worldleaders_cWorld leaders and their wives were separated as they tucked into their gourmet dinners on the eve of the G20 Summit (April 1, 2009). In the menu there were Slow-Roasted Shoulder of Welsh Lamb, very first of the season Jersey Royals, first of the season Asparagus and Wild St George Mushrooms etc.

US Government is Monetizing Its Own Debt by Simply Printing Paper Dollars

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toliet-paper_cI don't even know where to begin, except to say...Historians will mark down yesterday, March 18, 2009, as the day the Federal Reserve thrust a dagger into the heart of the U.S. dollar. The dollar is now lying on its death bed bleeding to death with the blessings of the Fed doctors watching over it.

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