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What Does Being Vegetarian Mean?

Being vegetarian means different things to different people, and people follow a vegetarian diet for different reasons including health, religion, and ethical beliefs. However, a vegetarian diet usually fits one of the following categories: Semi-vegetarian Dairy foods, eggs, chicken, and fish, but no other animal flesh. Pesco-vegetarian Dairy foods, eggs,...

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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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Do Carbohydrates Make You Fat?

Calories count: Having too many calories from carbohydrates (and from fat, and from protein) leads to weight gain. It's the calories that make a difference to your waistline, not the carbs. The exception to this is people who are allergic to carbs. Such people can gain weight from carbs. If...

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