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Myths and Facts To Successful Weight Loss:Types of potatoes and how they are cooked influence health effects.

Types of Food Myth 2B: Types of potatoes and how they are cooked influence health effects.

Fact = According to the Glycemic Index (GI) ratings of potatoes, baked potatoes and French fries have a very high GI rating, while boiled new potatoes have a lower GI rating. Continue reading

Myths and Facts To Successful Weight Loss: Nuts are fattening and you should not eat them if you want to lose weight.

Types of Food Myth 2A: Nuts are fattening and you should not eat them if you want to lose weight.

Myth = Actually, in small amounts, nuts can be part of a healthy weight loss program.  Nuts are high in calories and fat, however, most nuts contain heart-healthy monounsaturated fat that help lower blood cholesterol levels.  Nuts are also good sources of protein, dietary fiber, and minerals including magnesium and copper.

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