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Tennessee Department of Agriculture says State received plenty of Rain making Sorghum Crop a Sweet Success


The Tennessee Department of AgricultureNashville, TN – Sorghum is one of several crops in Tennessee that seems to have benefited from a rainy summer. Some highly anticipated fall crops, like pumpkins, have suffered in some parts of the state due to excess moisture and lack of sun. Others, like corn and sorghum, are on track for record harvests if current patterns of sunny, less-humid weather hold.

Sorghum syrup is a treasured traditional Tennessee food produced when the extracted juice from the sorghum plant is boiled down. Tennessee is one of the nation’s leading states in sorghum syrup production.

Tennessee Trails Sorghum Granola

Tennessee Trails Sorghum Granola

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American Heart Association says eating more fiber may lower risk of first-time stroke


The results reinforce the importance of a diet that includes at least 25 grams of fiber daily.

American Heart AssociationDallas, TX – Eating more fiber may decrease your risk of first-time stroke, according to new research in the American Heart Association journal Stroke.

Dietary fiber is the part of the plant that the body doesn’t absorb during digestion. Fiber can be soluble, which means it dissolves in water, or insoluble.

Eating more fiber may lower risk of first-time stroke

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Enjoy Thanksgiving without raising risks of Diabetes


Tennessee Department of Health Shares Healthy Holiday Cooking, Eating Tips

Tennessee Department of HealthNashville, TN – If your Thanksgiving plans include lifting weights for 10 hours or going for a seven-hour run after dinner, enjoy your meal without worries. That’s how much activity it takes to burn the 4,000 calories many will consume as they work their way through turkey with all the trimmings.

But if you plan to linger around the table and take a nap or spend time on the sofa after eating, your future might hold glucose meters and insulin injections, both part of life for Tennessee’s growing number of individuals with diabetes. While blood sugar testing and shots may not seem too difficult to handle, blindness, kidney failure and loss of limbs are the serious consequences for some who develop diabetes. «Read the rest of this article»

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Diet Poll: Nine out of Ten Americans say their Diet is Healthy; Are we fooling ourselves?


Six Tips For Weight Loss, Plus Ratings for Exercise Equipment    

Consumer ReportsYonkers, NY – When it comes to dieting, Americans are patting themselves on the backs when they should be pinching an inch.  A whopping nine out of ten Americans polled by Consumer Reports Health described their diet as “somewhat,” “very,” or “extremely” healthy. While everyone seems to talk about healthy eating, the devil is in the sugary drinks, fats, carbs, and take out, says the survey, available online at

The nationally representative poll is part of an online diet and fitness hub that features Consumer Reports’ newest ratings for treadmills, ellipticals, and heart rate monitors, plus the results of a taste-off comparing prepared diet food made by Jenny Craig and Nutrisystem. The hub also includes six weight loss strategies that might come in handy for all those healthy eaters out there. The weight loss tips are based on a report published in the February issue of Consumer Reports. «Read the rest of this article»

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