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How to Become a Lacto-Ovo Vegetarian

Adopting a vegetarian diet shouldn't just entail omitting animal products from your next shopping list. If you're considering making the switch to being a vegetarian, follow our tips to ensure your new diet meets your body's needs. Remember, first of all, that any diet change should aim for a balanced...

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Dietary Guidelines Explained: Physical activity

"Engage in regular physical activity and reduce sedentary activities to promote health, psychological well-being, and a healthy body weight." Sit less and move more is the message of this guideline and it s a crucial one. Those sedentary activities we need to reduce are sitting at the computer, sitting in...

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How Much Fat Do I Need?

Twenty to thirty-five percent of your calories should come from fat. The bad news is that most Americans consume over 40 percent of their daily calories from fat. This overload of fat can lead to obesity and heart disease, as well as high blood cholesterol and countless other health problems....

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