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- Website: Harvard School of Public Health
- Resource type: Article
Summary - The message of this resource is:
Eat whole grains, vegetables, fruits, healthy protein (like beans) and healthy fats (like nuts and olive oil) to help prevent long term diseases and control weight. Limit refined grains, processed foods and sugary drinks.
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dietary fat, protein, carbohydrates, weight loss, chronic disease, food, metabolic syndrome, dairy, obese, overweight, alcohol
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Rated on: 7/15/2015 1:49:40 PM
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