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Nutrition

DSCN4012.jpgThese days, a wealth of nutrition information is at your fingertips. From diet books to newspaper articles, everyone seems to have an opinion about what you should be eating. It's no secret that good nutrition plays an essential role in maintaining health.

While you already know it is important to eat a healthy diet, you may find it more difficult to sort through all of the information about nutrition and food choices.
DSCN4861.jpgDietary FatWhether you're looking for information about monounsaturated fat, polyunsaturated fat, saturated fat, trans fat, or cholesterol, you'll find what you need here.
CarbohydratesYou may be wondering what all the hype is about carbohydrates or "carbs" as they are often called. Find out the facts.
Food Groups:  What are the basic food groups? Foods are grouped together when they share similar nutritional properties, by understanding the basic food groups, you'll be able to plan a healthy daily diet.
Water:  Water is involved in every function of the body. It's in every cell, tissue and organ of the body. In this section you'll learn why getting enough water every day is important for your health
Protein:  Then there's protein. How much do you really need? Can you get too much? You'll find answers to these questions and more by visiting this section.
Vitamins and MineralsVitamins and minerals are nutrients your body needs to grow and develop normally. The NIH Vitamin and Mineral Supplement Fact Sheets provide information about the role of vitamins and minerals in health and disease. 

Additional Information

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