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Eating Out Tips: Mexican

Mexican food can offer some healthy choices if you're prepared to forego the cheese, sour cream and tortilla chips. Good options include tamales, grilled meat and fish dishes, fajitas and soft tacos. If you're eating at Taco Bell, choose from their Fresco menu. The items on there have a calorie...

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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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What Is Fiber?

Fiber is a carbohydrate that can t be digested by the human body. It is found in plants we eat such as fruits, vegetables, whole grains, beans, nuts, and seeds. Unlike most nutrients, it is not absorbed by our bodies but passes through the digestive tract largely intact. Yet fiber...

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