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Eating Out Tips: Chinese

The best rule of thumb to apply when eating Chinese food is to avoid foods that have been deep-fried. This includes dumplings, spring rolls, fried rice and chicken or pork that has been deep fried. Steamed foods are a great choice, including steamed vegetables and steamed brown rice. A regular-portioned...

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Why Do I Need Iron in My Diet?

Iron is an important nutrient. Chronic shortage of iron leads to anemia, symptoms of which can include pale skin, excessive tiredness or fatigue, breathlessness, general feeling of malaise and irritability, feeling cold all the time, and a decreased attention span. Iron deficiency in children (even without anemia) can result in...

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What Does Being Vegetarian Mean?

Being vegetarian means different things to different people, and people follow a vegetarian diet for different reasons including health, religion, and ethical beliefs. However, a vegetarian diet usually fits one of the following categories: Semi-vegetarian Dairy foods, eggs, chicken, and fish, but no other animal flesh. Pesco-vegetarian Dairy foods, eggs,...

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Contributing Authors: Susan Brown-Neaves, Joan Bushman, MPH, RD, Anna Delany, Rawinia Gregory