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If you're looking to lead a more healthy lifestyle, then check out the American Dietetic Association's site. The ADA offers a "Tip of the Day" for good eating plus they have a diagram and explanation of the food pyramid. You'll also find useful FAQs on nutrition and leading a healthy lifestyle. Of course, there's also information about the ADA and the Consumer Nutrition Hotline as well as legislation and public policy relating to food and nutrition.

Another good source of nutrition dos and don'ts is the International Food Information Council. Here you will get the skinny on fat and fat substitutes as well as sweeteners and other food additives. This is a also a good source if you need to learn more about food allergies and international food regulations. They've even included an onsite search engine to help you find what you need. The IFIC is a non-profit organization devoted to providing sound scientific information on food safety and nutrition, and from the looks of their site, they do!

Not sure if you're being fed a line? The National Council Against Health Fraud is a non-profit agency that focuses on health fraud, misinformation and quackery as well as public health problems. The NCAHF site contains a library on various health and nutrition topics and includes an onsite search engine making it a breeze to locate the information you seek. This site also provides current news on fraudulent products as well as book reviews on related topics. Definitely a site worth bookmarking!

With the abundance of health related Web sites, it's comforting to know that some are good, reliable resources. Since eating healthy is a key to longevity, having the facts is essential. Hopefully these sites will continue to provide this valuable service to the public.

Best wishes & happy surfing!

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1 cup plain nonfat yogurt
1 large banana, peeled, cut into pieces
1/2 cup guava nectar
1/2 cup coconut-pineapple nectar or juice
4 ice cubes

Combine all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth.

Tip: Freeze ripe bananas to have on hand for this drink. If using a frozen banana, omit ice cubes.

Serves 2.

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