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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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Does Skipping Meals Help With Weight Loss?

Ever met one of those people who repeatedly and proudly say: "I haven t eaten anything all day. I skipped breakfast and lunch!"? They probably think this translates to great self-control and slimmer thighs. But they're wrong. It s a proven fact that people who eat a nutritious breakfast are...

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Why Do I Need Calcium?

Calcium plays a vital role in nerve and muscle function, clotting of blood, enzyme regulation, insulin secretion and overall bone strength. When you don't get enough calcium or assimilate it sufficiently, your body draws calcium out of your bones instead. This bone loss over a period of years may lead...

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