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Food choices by individuals based on fitness, health, cultural, philosophical or religious considerations.

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DASH diet

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The DASH diet is promoted by physicians for people with hypertension (high blood pressure) or prehypertension. Studies sponsored by the National Institutes of Health have shown that DASH diet eating ...

Mediterranean diet

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Mediterranean diet is a food style popular in Southern Europe that is rich in olive oil, nuts, beans, fruits and vegetables. The diet is moderate to high in fat, but it's rich in healthy fats and low ...

daily value (DV)

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In the United States, this food label term is aimed at assisting consumers in their planning of a nutritious diet. They are developed by the FDA. (See FDA).

lean body mass

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All of the body with the exception of adipose tissue (fat).


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The consumption of insects to people as part of their regular diet. Eats insects, which are high in protein and low in fat, can help in the fight against climate change, emission and hunger. ...

Veggie Love

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A PETA vegetarian commercial that was supposed to be aired during the 2009 Super Bowl. The People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals wanted to promote vegetarianism by featuring sexy women getting ...

complex carbohydrates

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These are starch and fiber, such as bread, pasta, rice, cereals and vegetables. Their molecules are combined in complex chains, hence their name and are converted to sugars for energy release by the ...

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