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Sugar is a popular part of many typical American foods. Unfortunately, it does not contribute many vital nutrients and is chock-full of calories. In fact, one of the key health recommendations from the Dietary Guidelines for Americans is that people should significantly reduce the number of calories they consume...
 
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Magazine advertisements.  Infomercials.  Health food stores. Celebrity testimonials. Nutrition messages are everywhere. Often times it is difficult to decipher what is fact from fiction. Here are some common nutrition myths, mistakes and misconceptions solved for you. 1.  Skipping breakfast is a good idea to save calories for weight loss....
 
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In a society obsessed with getting thin fast, it is no surprise that fad diets have been around for over a century.  In fact, an Atkins-type diet, a high protein, low-carb regime, was introduced in 1860 London (by William Banting). Unfortunately, fad diets are creating an opposite result – people are not getting thinner as ... Don’t Fall Victim to Fad Diets
 
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These 5 steps should be the major and most important ones you and your family follow for better health. Major food-related health risks: 1. Not getting enough fruits, vegetables and whole grains.  Visit www.choosemyplate.gov for individualized serving recommendations for these groups and the milk and meat categories. 2. Eating...
 
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1. A plant-based diet can help prevent disease. True or False? Answer: True. A meat-based diet's high fat (especially saturated fat), low-fiber content contributes to obesity, diabetes, certain cancers, and heart disease. A plant-based diet, along with adequate exercise, can help prevent these diseases. 2. A plant-based diet is...