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Steam your vegetables rather than cooking them in the microwave. One study found that up to 97% of the cancer-protective flavonoids in broccoli were destroyed by microwaving it.

A single can of pop contains about 150 calories and between 10 and 12 teaspoons of sugar.

Trying to lose weight? Avoid eating in front of the T.V., while reading, while using the computer etc.. When you are distracted while eating, you tend to eat more than you need without realizing it.

Vitamin A helps strengthen the body's immune system as well as assisting in maintaining healthy teeth, skeletal and soft tissue, skin and mucous membranes. It can be found in such foods as cantaloupe, broccoli, spinach, and carrots.

Omega-3 fatty acids such as those found in fish, have a surprising number of health benefits: they have been shown to improve heart health, reduce hypertension, improve rheumatoid arthritis, and improve depression, among others.

Berries are high in antioxidants, which help neutralize cell-damaging, free radical molecules in the body. Blueberries, cranberries and blackberries are at the top of the list.

Free radicals are unstable molecules that can be damaging to other molecules and cells within the body. Antioxidants such as beta-carotene, vitamins C, E, and A, work to eliminate these free radicals from the body reducing the damage they cause.

Vitamin B12 has been found to form and maintain the nervous system, as well as build and maintain the protective coating around nerves. For these reasons, it is believed that Vitamin B12 helps to protect the brain and keep it functioning at a healthy level.

Dark turkey meat contains more calories than white turkey meat.

Having trouble keeping weight off? Find out the reasons behind your overeating; do you eat when you're stressed, bored, lonely, depressed etc.? Identifying these triggers and learning to deal with them without food will greatly serve long term weight control.

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