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Do Vegetarians Get Enough Protein?

Can a vegetarian diet provide enough protein? The answer is yes, in most cases, as long as you are eating a well-balanced diet. If you eat enough calories to meet your daily energy needs, consume a moderate amount of dietary fat, include vitamin B-12, vitamin D and iron food sources,...

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High-Protein/Low-Carb Diets

Low-carb diets such as the Atkin's diet have been a popular way to lose weight. But are they any better or worse than low-fat or calorie-controlled diets? The general premise of high-protein/low-carb diets is that by cutting carbs and increasing protein, you can lose weight faster. Weight loss in the...

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