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Just as Denise Austin, Fitness Expert recommends holding a family meeting to discuss and create a family fitness plan, Riska Platt stressed the importance of creating a family eating plan. A plan which could include the use of the Food Guide Pyramid comprised of bread, cereal, rice and pasta: 6-11 servings. The Idaho potato is a great carbohydrate source, delivering 26 grams of carbohydrates and providing great energy. Vegetable groups: 3-5 servings; Fruit group: 2-4 servings; Milk, yogurt and cheese group: 2-3 servings; fats, oils and sweets: use sparingly.

Nutritionist Platt says “I don’t advocate the elimination of any major food group from a diet. Carbohydrates have come under attack lately and unjustly. Carbohydrates are the best fuel for working muscles. and potatoes are one of the best sources of complex carbohydrates. One Idaho Potato delivers 3 grams of dietary fiber, 4 grams of protein, 25 grams of carbohydrates, 45% of the RDA for Vitamin C, plus thiamin, iron, phosphorus, magnesium, copper and folic acid—not to mention built-in portion control. Visit www.idahopotato.org for more potato healthy dietary information.


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power-c dragonfruit vitamin c + taurine; provides more strength
defense apple-raspberry c vitamins + zinc; provides more immunity
focus kiwi-strawberry vitamin a + ginkgo biloba and gotu kola; provides more clarity
balance cran-grapefruit vitamin c + yerba mate and ginkgo biloba; provides more flexibility
essential orange-orange essential vitamins and minerals from a to zinc; essential nutrients
vital-t lemon tea vitaminc + e (antioxidants); more vitality
endurance peach vitamin e + astragalus and ginseng; provides more sustained energy
energy tropical citrus vitamin c + ginseng and guarana; provides more immediate energy
stress b lemon-lime 100% ofvitamins b3, b5, b6 and b12; provides more relaxation
rescue green tea b complex vitamins + chamomile, hibiscus and rosehips; tranquility
multi-v lemonade vitamins a, c and e + calcium; provides more calcium
revive fruit punch b + potassium, gotu kola and ginseng; provides more recovery


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