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Shake the Salt Habit

Why is it so hard to shake the salt habit? The biggest sources of salt in our diet might surprise you. About 75 percent of salt in the American diet comes from processed foods and restaurant foods. That means all of those packaged foods and…

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How to Make 6 Meals from 1 Chicken

How many meals can you make from one chicken? Buy a whole chicken on sale at the grocery store, and turn it into six great meals! Cooking the chicken in a crock pot makes for a tender, juicy chicken, great broth and also easy cooking.

Wh…

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Ways to Save Your Food Dollars

Saving money is a plus, especially when it comes to food. Below is a list of ways to help you save your food dollars.
Plan

Take time to plan your meals and make a grocery list. This usually takes less time than the time spent going ba…

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Sugar: The Sour Truth About Sweet Drinks

What you drink is just as important as what you eat. Sugary drinks such as regular soda, energy or sports drinks, fruit drinks and sweet tea are all just water with added sugar, flavors and colors. Take a look at the amounts of sugar in the…

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30-Minute Exercises Within Your Day

Get moving! Physical activity is as important as eating the right foods. Daily exercise can improve blood pressure and cholesterol, help you manage weight, improve your mood, give you energy, improve your self-image and reduce stress. Any …

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Alabama Stumpage Price Trends (2007–2016)

Timber production is the second-largest agricultural commodity in Alabama. Understanding the factors related to market and price trends is essential for landowners and producers of timber products.
Alabama Timber Facts

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Forestry, Wildlife & Natural Resources Team Impacts 2016

The mission of the Extension Forestry, Wildlife & Natural Resources Team is to provide Alabamians with the latest science-based information available to make decisions regarding the management of natural resources.

Our Fo…

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Prescribed Fire: Promoting Better Forest and Wildlife Management

In this four-part series, you will learn the importance of prescribed fire for forest and wildlife management. Specific elements covered will be site conditions, weather, and timing.

In 1942, R. M. Canarro, writing in the Jou…

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GMO Food Facts: Bioengineered Crops

Farmers have purposefully changed the genetic makeup of crops since the beginning of domestic agriculture over 10,000 years ago. The variety of food choices we have today is a direct result of past and present methods of genetic modificatio…

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Opioid Crisis

At one point in our history, opioids were prescribed mainly to treat chronic pain related to active cancer or pain at the end-of-life. However, several decades ago, things began to change. Opioids could be used to treat other types of chron…

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Calculating the Size of a Forest Inventory Plot

Forests are assessed for many reasons—to buy or sell timber products, to help make forest management decisions, or to evaluate non-timber forest resources, such as recreation, wildlife, forage, or pine straw.

Regardless o…

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Quick Tips for Smart Snacking

What kinds of snacks do you eat during the day? Some snacks make you hungrier than you were before. If you eat a healthy snack between meals, you can avoid feeling hungry. And if you’re not hungry, you won’t be as tempted to overeat. Ea…

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What Can These Fruits Do For You

Most fruits are naturally low in fat, sodium and calories. Fruits are full of many nutrients, such as potassium, fiber, vitamin C and folate, that most people do not get enough of in their diets. A healthy diet rich in fruit can help preven…

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Meet Graino Supa

Body Quest Warrior Graino Supa has the power of energy because he eats whole grains every day. Graino also likes to get together with his friends and family to play outdoor games.

His warrior energy comes from delicious whole grains. Wha…

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Meet Fiberlicious

Body Quest Warrior Fiberlicious loves to eat delicious foods with fiber to help keep food moving through her digestive system.

Fiber is found in foods such as fruits, vegetables, and whole grains. This Body Quest Warrior loves the fibe…

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