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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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Can I Eat Fast Food and Still Lose Weight?

While fast food is often high in calories, it is of course possible to eat it and still lose weight. The secret is to be aware of what you are eating and stick to your recommended calorie intake for the day. If the number of calories and fat in your...

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