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Many foods are certainly tasty, but are they healthy and nutritious? Find out more at The Bad Fats Brothers, www.badfatsbrothers.com/ BFB.html. Meet Sat and Trans, but don't let them break your heart as you mouse around to discover all the tasty artery cloggers they love. Did you know Sat loves T-bone steaks and ice cream sundaes, while Trans enjoys his food deep-fried? Your new knowledge of fats and their health repercussions will have you feeling different about your favorite drive-through in no time!
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Meet up with the Fruit and Veggie Color Champions at www.foodchamps.org to learn all you need to know about colorful, healthy eating. Type in your screen name and choose a champion such as fruit lover Big Pauly as your guide. If your taste buds are tempted, click on Recipes and find plenty of tantalizing recipe cards featuring delectable dishes, including Banana in a Blanket. Check out Artwork, where you can scan in and display your own fruit or veggie masterpiece. Then head to Activity Pages and print out stickers to track your appetite.
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Discover the ins and outs of the benefits of organic farming at Think Globally, Act Locally, Go Organic, http://library.thinkquest.org/06aug/01220. Check out Organic Basics for details on this popular, homegrown way of life. Read through personal stories at Farm Diaries, where you will learn all about the fun and responsibility that comes along with farming. If you have more questions, find answers in Interviews, where farmers tackle tough topics on organic farming.
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Get passionate for the tantalizing temptation of a delicious delicacy at The Sweet Lure of Chocolate, www.exploratorium.edu/exploring/
exploring_chocolate. Explore the Amazon jungle to see the cacao tree and get a taste of what those chocolate beans have to offer. Chocolate is actually a "feel good" food. No wonder so many people crave it! Besides the rush that caffeine in chocolate provides, phenylethylamine increases your brain activity and excites you. So next time you take a bite, appreciate the complexity in this simple delight.
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Expose your taste buds to some sweet and spicy foods at The Missouri Botanical Garden's Tropical Feast, www.mobot.org/education/tropicalfeast. Did you know that the avocado is actually a fruit and that it contains up to 30 percent oil? Bamboo, a tropical vegetable, cannot only be eaten, but can also be used in construction. Food can also provide clues about the lives of ancient people. For example, fossilized sweet potatoes in the Andes are possible evidence of ancient trade routes between Asia and South America.
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