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Why Do I Need to Eat Fat?

Too much dietary fat causes many health problems. However, it is important to have some fat in your diet; about 20 to 35 percent of your calories should come from a variety and balance of healthy fats (polyunsaturated and monounsaturated fats). Healthy fats are used by your body in several...

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Why Do I Need Vitamin B-12?

Some severe illness can result from a long-term deficiency of vitamin B12 including severe anemia and irreversible spinal cord degeneration with neurological symptoms. Because these symptoms don't appear until after many months of poor B12 intake, it is essential to keep an eye on intake to prevent the situation getting...

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Healthy Snack Ideas for Work

Do you often find yourself having a snack attack at 3pm? If so, try to resist the lure of the bag of cookies or the call of the vending machine. Instead, plan ahead and try one of these ideas, aiming for a 100 to 150 calorie snack: Carrot, celery and...

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