Healthy and Italian Recipes and Food Facts

Healthy, Well & Wise
Ethnic Eats: Italian Food Facts
From fast food to fine dining, Italian food has become an essential part of many Americans’ diets. Pizza, pasta, minestrone, calzone… all appear frequently on our plates. Yet Italian food runs the gamut from healthy to heart-busting. Light sauces and fresh vegetables co-exist with dishes laden with cream, butter and cheese. So what are the best dishes for calorie-conscious connoisseurs? Find out now, and then test your ethnic food knowledge…
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Healthy Recipes
Sautéed Eggplant Recipe
Though its fruits are no longer as noticeably egg-shaped as their predecessors, the eggplant remains as popular a veggie as it was in the earliest days of eggplant cultivation. Western recipes did not begin including eggplant until about 1,500 years ago, but the plant’s history goes back to even more ancient times in South and East Asia…
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Healthy News Bytes
U.S. Women, Especially Minorities, Short on Folate
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – A government study shows that despite requirements that grains be fortified with folic acid, many U.S. women — particularly blacks and Hispanics — are not getting enough of the B vitamin. Folic acid is the synthetic form of the B vitamin folate, which is found naturally in green vegetables, …
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