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Dietary Guidelines Explained: Eat more whole grains

"Consume three or more ounce-equivalents of whole-grain products per day." Confused? We were! In translation consume three or more ounce-equivalents means eat at least three one-ounce servings of wholegrain foods per day. Common one-ounce servings of wholegrain products include a half cup of cooked brown rice, a half cup of...

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Eating Out Tips: Chinese

The best rule of thumb to apply when eating Chinese food is to avoid foods that have been deep-fried. This includes dumplings, spring rolls, fried rice and chicken or pork that has been deep fried. Steamed foods are a great choice, including steamed vegetables and steamed brown rice. A regular-portioned...

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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