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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...
 
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The best nutrition advice is based on science and fact.  Before making changes to your diet make sure that you know the facts and that the practices are based on good science and not myths and misinformation. Here are five popular nutrition myths along with the facts you need...
 
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The best nutrition is based on science and fact. This fact sheet lists some nutrition myth-information for hot topics. Coconut Oil Many folks are switching from their unsaturated or monounsaturated fats to the saturated coconut oil touted as promoting heart health, improving blood lipid levels and stimulating metabolism and helping with weight loss. The Facts: ... Nutrition Get the Facts
 
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Just in case you needed one more reason to adopt a more healthful diet based on fruits, vegetables, legumes and whole grains, you have it. AGEs (short for advanced glycation end products) are derived mostly from animal products and fatty foods subjected to high temperatures. These potentially harmful chemicals...
 
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The definition of nutrition is, “The process of nourishing or being nourished, especially the process by which a living organism assimilates food and uses it for growth and for replacement of tissues.” This sounds simple, but in reality, especially in the U.S., nutrition is a very complicated subject. It...