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Chyme can travel through up to 20 feet of small intestine before it passes through the ileocecal valve to enter the large intestine. Very little digestion occurs in the large intestine. Undigested chyme that enters the large intestine is considered waste. The waste becomes more and more solid as it...

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Punch Up Your Pasta Sauce With Spinach

Although pasta made with spinach looks healthy, it really doesn't contain much spinach, nutrition experts say. A better way to add vitamin A, folate, carotenoids and the fiber of spinach to a pasta dish is to add the vegetable to your sauce. You can add frozen spinach (thaw it first, drain it and chop it) or fresh (wash it carefully to remove any dirt, remove the stems and chop it).

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Could your diet use a nutritional tune-up? A healthful diet has many benefits and it doesn’t have to be bland and boring. Add color to your plate with fresh fruit and vegetables, choose whole grains and low-fat dairy, and keep an eye on your portion size. Aim for balance, variety, flexibility and moderation.

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Type 2 diabetes is a chronic and progressive condition, but it can be managed. With help for your family, your friends and your health care team, you can learn to take care of yourself and stay healthy.

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