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Moderation Maven

Dishing up the best ingredients for a healthy lifestyle

The ABCs of GMOs

When you hear genetically modified organism (GMO), what is the first thing that pops into your head? For many people, scary, intimidating, and other negative terms come to mind. The topic of GMOs can be confusing and controversial, and the science is often misinterpreted. Let's sort through some of the facts. A GMO –usually a crop plant–has had its DNA (genes) altered in a l...

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Making Half Your Grains Whole

Whole wheat, whole grain, multigrain, 7-grain... the list goes on and on. Getting enough whole grains into your diet can be confusing if you don't know where to start. But it is easier than you think to meet the USDA's recommendation to "make half your grains whole." Along with the new MyPlate guidelines from the USDA, it is recommended that at least half of your daily grain servings co...

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