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How To Extend The Life Of Your Food

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If you've ever wondered how to extend the life of food you buy in the store, here are some tips.

According to "Prevention Magazine," the average family of four tosses out 120 pounds of food every month. That's 25 percent of the food you buy and costs up to $47 billion.

Janet Little, a nutritionist for Henry's Farmers Market, says different foods stay fresh longer, such as eggs, which can last about five weeks past their expiration date.

Little also says products like milk and yogurt can go five to seven days beyond their expiration date. If it's kept cold, you can extend the expiration date by a good week.

Also, lunch meat is vacuum packed, which means unopened it can last for months after its expiration date.

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