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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...
 
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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 density of fat. One gram of ... How to Lower the Fat in Your Diet
 
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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...
 
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Pasta is such an interesting food. It comes in a variety of colors and shapes and can be served in an unlimited number of ways. It is inexpensive and can be stored for long periods of time in a dry, cool place. It cooks very quickly, in 12 minutes...