Friday, March 12, 2010

Walk into any grocery store and you'll find products making different food and health claims. Some foods are labeled "enriched" while others are labeled "organic" or "all-natural," which is appealing to health-conscious consumers. But what do they really mean?

Today, the diet debates are over. We have moved beyond the confusion of the low-fat versus low-carb battles to an expert consensus on what constitutes a healthy diet. Health-care professionals now agree that our focus should be on nutrient-dense, fiber-rich carbohydrates, healthy sources ofunsaturated fats, low-fat dairy, and lean sources of protein, and this is reflected in the new USDA food pyramid. is part of the Everyday Health Network.

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