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December 2015 Issue

Count Ingredients, Not Calories

Shift your focus from the calories label to the ingredients label, and search for whole foods, including fish, legumes, whole grains, vegetables, fruits, and healthy plant fats. The growing opinion among health researchers today is that just counting calories doesn’t ensure that your food choices support optimal health. After all, choosing foods merely on the basis of calories doesn’t mean that you’re actually consuming important nutrients that help lower your risk of heart disease, type 2 diabetes, and cancer.

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