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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 –...
 
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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 too many fatty processed foods that ... Lower Your Risk For Disease
 
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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...