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Weight Loss Strategies for Vegetarians

Research shows that vegetarians and vegans tend to weigh less than their meat-eating counterparts. This could be due to the typical vegetarian diet, which is generally higher in fiber than diets containing meat, but lower in calories, protein, fat, saturated fat, and cholesterol. That said, even the healthiest foods can […]

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Reading Food Labels

What the Nutrition Facts Label Tells Us How much is one serving of this food? The size of one serving size is listed at the top, along with the number of servings in each package. The label tells you how many nutrients are in a serving, not how many are […]

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How Much Sugar is in Your Drink?

What are Sugar Sweetened Beverages? Sugar sweetened beverages are drinks sweetened with sugar, high-fructose corn syrup, or other caloric sweeteners. They are a source of nutrition-less or “empty” calories and are suspected of greatly contributing to the current obesity epidemic. Additionally, some popular sweetened beverages contain caffeine that can have […]