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Smart Cooking: Using Lower-Fat Ingredients

On average, Americans consume around 50 percent more fat than is considered healthy. If you need to lower your fat intake, a simple way to do so is to make some easy changes to your ingredient choices when cooking. When adapting recipes, you can use the same quantity of a...

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Breakfast for Non-Breakfast Eaters

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day. No doubt about it. Studies show that people who successfully lose weight and keep it off are almost always breakfast eaters. The bottom line is that even if you don't feel hungry, or don t like to eat in the morning,...

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What Is Diabetes?

Diabetes is a disease in which the body doesn't produce or properly use the hormone insulin. Insulin allows glucose (converted from carbohydrates) into the cells for energy. There are three types of diabetes, Type 1, Type 2, and gestational diabetes. If you have Type I diabetes your body does not...

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