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The 2005 Dietary Guidelines for Americans call for adequate nutrients without consuming too many calories. For most people, this means you have to concentrate on eating more nutrient-dense foods and fewer calorie-dense foods. Our chart above illustrates the calorie difference between these two types of foods. How do I...
 
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What is trans fat? Trans fat is made when manufacturers add hydrogen to vegetable oil – a process called hydrogenation. Why is trans fat bad? Trans fat raises LDL cholesterol, which increases your risk for coronary heart disease. It has also been shown to lower HDL, which helps remove...
 
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Good health comes from an accumulation of good decisions and actions over time. Now that you are starting a new year, resolve to make good decisions all year. Here is a calendar of good ideas for each month: January – KICKOFF – Think SUPERBOWL – and start incorporating more bowls of soups and salads in ... Resolve to Make Changes All Year!
 
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There is some evidence that diets higher in fat do tend to promote weight gain. In general, research has shown that diets higher in fat, rather than carbohydrate, tend to be fattening. The tendency of dietary fat to promote weight gain can be largely explained by the high calorie...
 
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Take a stroll in the baking aisle of your grocery store and you are likely to see two new sugar blends, Sugar Lite from Equal and Splenda Sugar Blend for Baking. While our very favorite fudgy brownies are made with less fat, they still weigh in at 220 calories...