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The Glycemic Index & Weight Loss

The Glycemic Index can be a helpful tool for weight loss. However, it's also important to realize its limitations. Many low-GI foods are bulky, high in fiber, and more satiating than high GI foods because they take longer for the body to process; e.g. legumes take longer to process than...

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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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How to Become a Lacto-Ovo Vegetarian

Adopting a vegetarian diet shouldn't just entail omitting animal products from your next shopping list. If you're considering making the switch to being a vegetarian, follow our tips to ensure your new diet meets your body's needs. Remember, first of all, that any diet change should aim for a balanced...

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