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Are Vegetarians Healthier Than Non-Vegetarians?

The answer is they can be, but aren't always. In general, vegetarian diets are lower in saturated fats, cholesterol and animal protein, and higher in fiber and folate than non-vegetarian diets. Consequently, vegetarians tend to have substantially reduced risks for obesity, heart disease, high blood pressure, diabetes mellitus, osteoporosis, and...

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Dietary Guidelines Explained: Recommended fat intake

"Consume less than 10 percent of calories from saturated fatty acids and keep trans fatty acid consumption as low as possible. Keep total fat intake between 20 to 35 percent of calories." If you feel like this guideline is pointing a finger at you you re probably right. Most people...

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Eating Out Tips: Vietnamese

Fresh vegetables, herbs and spices feature strongly in Vietnamese cooking and you can find lots of good low-cal options when dining out on this cuisine. Fresh rice-paper rolls are a healthy choice as are stir-fry vegetables, meats, poultry, and tofu with steamed rice and salads, soups and steamed dishes. Things...

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