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Calories, Fat Grams, Protein and Carbohydrates

Balance your high and low fat food sources daily.

Eat grains, vegetables and fruits daily. These are low in fat.

Butter and Margarine contain about the same amount of fat per tablespoon

Protein consumption is very important, and if someone isn't consuming enough in their diet,
possibly due to dietary restrictions,
natural protein powder can be a good alternative.

Did you know that the fat you eat is not the only thing that cause you to gain weight? If you eat more calories than you should, the extra calories are converted and stored in your body as fat!


1 Teaspoon of sugar has 16 calories
1 Teaspoon of sugar equals 4 grams
1 gram of sugar has 4 calories
There are about 16 teaspoons of sugar in a Coca Cola!

The sugar and fat in milk help supply the heat and energy the body needs to keep you healthy.

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Tips to Eat Healthy and Help Fight Obesity

Regular exercise and good nutrition are at the heart of staying healthy, reducing the risk of heart disease, diabetes and obesity. But eating right can be a challenge in today's fast-paced world.

Movie night just got healthier

A recent study showed that plain popcorn has the highest level of polyphenols among snack foods; polyphenols potentially reduce risk of heart disease, cancer and other diseases. With zero cholesterol or trans fats, plain popcorn is 100 percent whole grain and is an easy to prepare snack for the whole family.

An economical snack, popcorn such as Pop Secret 94% Fat Free Microwave Popcorn or the new Pop Secret Jumbo Popping Corn Kernels for make-at-home popcorn, provides a satisfying, high fiber treat with high satiety levels to aid in hunger management.

Visit for more information about the health benefits of nuts and for delicious nut recipe ideas from Diamond Foods, a premier producer and marketer of Diamond culinary nuts, Emerald snack nuts and Pop Secret popcorn.

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How many calories should you consume a day?
How many grams of fat should you intake?

If you consume 1600 calories, you should have no more than 50 grams of fat per day. This calorie and fat ratio is good for sedentary women, children and many older adults.

If you consume 2000 calories a day, you should have no more than 65 grams of fat. This ratio is good for moderately active women, teenage girls, and sedentary men.

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If you consume 2500 calories a day, you should have no more than 80 grams of fat. This ratio is good for teenage boys, many men, and active women.

Healthy snacks, numerous benefits
One of the keys to healthy snacking is not just eating foods that are good for the body, Salter said, but also finding treats that are handy and leave us satisfied without the guilt.

That's why so many healthy snackers are turning to nuts and popcorn. Both snacks are high in fiber, have proven antioxidant benefits and provide a whole host of benefits versus other snacks.

In fact, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration says that scientific evidence suggests, but does not prove, that eating 1.5 ounces per day of most nuts, as part of a diet low in saturated fat and cholesterol, may reduce the risk of heart disease.

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Body Fat Percentage: The Best Measurement of Your Health Risks Say Authors

Did you know that a large belly carries a risk equivalent for coronary artery disease comparable to smoking a pack of cigarettes daily or having high cholesterol? People with coronary artery disease and expanded waistlines are at more than twice the risk of dying, including those with a Body Mass Index (BMI) in the normal range.

These conclusions result from a large study by the Mayo Clinic, involving almost 16,000 people from five countries around the world. Authors Dian Griesel, Ph.D. and Tom Griesel, of the new book TurboCharged: Accelerate Your Fat Burning Metabolism, Get Lean Fast and Leave Diet and Exercise Rules in the Dust (BSH, 2011), claim, the problem is deeper.

It is not just the fat you see. Even more dangerous is the visceral belly fat that resides in the abdominal cavity and surrounds the internal organs. This internal fat actually makes up a large proportion of the waist measurement, say the Griesels.

Visceral fat is more metabolically active and can produce hormones and other substances that have a negative impact on your health including increasing the risk of serious health problems like heart disease; high blood pressure; stroke; type 2 diabetes; metabolic syndrome; some types of cancer; and sleep apnea.

Contrary to common thinking, BMI is not the best measurement for overall risk because many people with readings in the normal range still have dangerous levels of (hidden) visceral fat. BMI is just a measure of weight in proportion to height.

Throw away your traditional scale, say the Griesels. The only relevant measurement is your Body Fat Percentage. This can be easily calculated with a neck and waist measurement for men, and neck, waist and hip measurements for women. They offer a free body fat calculator, with algorithms designed by the US Navy, at their website:

Interestingly, even if you are not overweight, a waist measurement of over 33 inches, regardless of your weight, increases health risks.

Improper diet along with lack of activity are the root of the problem, causing both loss of lean body mass and an increase in both visceral and subcutaneous fat. Too much stress adds to the problem, triggering release of the hormone cortisol that causes the liver to produce excess sugar.

The excess sugar triggers hunger, so we are more likely to eat more and, as a result, gain more fat.

The Griesels recommendations? Be sure to eat a diet consisting of fruits, vegetables, nuts, seeds, meats and fish.

Simultaneously, increase your overall activity.

Walking in particular will result in a quick reduction in visceral fat as well as unsightly subcutaneous fat and do wonders for your overall health and risk of serious disease.

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Released: 5/9/2011 7:00 AM EDT Source: Business School of Happiness Janet Vasquez The Investor Relations Group 212-828-3210

Add Healthy Snacking to This Year's Resolutions

(Family Features) - Forget diet shakes and strict meal plans. This year, pledge to eat more snacks! Healthy snacking is emerging as a new food trend for consumers who have resolved to focus on health and wellness in 2010.

Today's consumers see snacking as an integral part of their lifestyles. From stressed-out Generation Xers to comfort-seeking Baby Boomers and wellness-savvy Millennials, consumers recognize that smart mini-meals can be part of an all-day wellness plan, according to U.S. trend watcher Iconoculture.

Iconoculture reports that consumers want to bring their lives back into balance. They crave basic, comforting, filling and better-for-them foods when they snack, including nuts, seeds, fruits, popcorn and veggies.

"Consumers want their snacks to be multitasking munchies," said chef and cookbook author Tina Salter, who develops recipes for Diamond culinary nuts, Emerald snack nuts and Pop Secret popcorn.

"They want snacks that provide health benefits, but that are also convenient, delicious, satisfying and taste a little indulgent."

Almonds are a beneficial source of vitamin E, magnesium, manganese, and a good source of fiber, copper, phosphorous, and riboflavin. A one-ounce serving, about 23 almonds, has 13 grams of good unsaturated fats, just 1 gram of saturated fat, and is always cholesterol free.

For more information, visit Almond Board of California. "Nuts are delicious, nutritious and portable, making them an excellent choice for today's busy consumers," Salter said. "Stash them in your desk at work, in your purse or gym bag and in your car so you always have a healthy snacking option at hand."

Many delicious and nutritious snack products can be found in grocery store snack aisles including Emerald Nuts in on-the-go canisters and 100 calorie packs as well as five flavors of Emerald Trail Mix in resealable pouches.
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Other facts supporting nuts as a part of a healthy diet include:

Walnuts are one of the most concentrated sources of omega-3 fatty acids. One serving of walnuts, about 1/3 cup or 12-16 walnut halves, several times a week has been shown to lower overall cholesterol and blood pressure while reducing the risk of cardiovascular disease and fighting arthritis and other inflammatory diseases.
For more information, visit the California Walnut Board online.

Almonds are a beneficial source of vitamin E, magnesium, manganese, and a good source of fiber, copper, phosphorous, and riboflavin.

A one-ounce serving, about 23 almonds, has 13 grams of good unsaturated fats, just 1 gram of saturated fat, and is always cholesterol free. For more information, visit Almond Board of California.

"Nuts are delicious, nutritious and portable, making them an excellent choice for today's busy consumers," Salter said. "Stash them in your desk at work, in your purse or gym bag and in your car so you a
lways have a healthy snacking option at hand."

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