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Advertising Claims on Food Packaging

Words on packages can be deceiving. For example, "Contains real fruit juice!" sounds pretty good, until you ask yourself how much real fruit juice? , then read the ingredient list and see that the product is mostly corn syrup (an added sugar), and only 0.3 percent real fruit juice! You...

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Are Vegetarians Healthier Than Non-Vegetarians?

The answer is they can be, but aren't always. In general, vegetarian diets are lower in saturated fats, cholesterol and animal protein, and higher in fiber and folate than non-vegetarian diets. Consequently, vegetarians tend to have substantially reduced risks for obesity, heart disease, high blood pressure, diabetes mellitus, osteoporosis, and...

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Dietary Guidelines Explained: Recommended fat intake

"Consume less than 10 percent of calories from saturated fatty acids and keep trans fatty acid consumption as low as possible. Keep total fat intake between 20 to 35 percent of calories." If you feel like this guideline is pointing a finger at you you re probably right. Most people...

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