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Mono vs. Poly vs. Trans – Which Fats Are Good For You?

(This is the second post in the Dieting Basics series.) What are fats? Fats, like carbohydrates, provide energy – in fact, they’re an even more concentrated source of energy (containing 9 calories per gram.) They’re made up of fatty acids (chains of carbon and hydrogen atoms), and just as with carbohydrates, the length of the […]

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  • Updated February 3, 2017
  • Basics
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Simple vs. Complex Carbs – Which Ones Are Good For You?

What are carbohydrates? We need glucose for energy, and carbohydrates are the easiest nutrient for our bodies break down into glucose. They also contain fewer calories than protein and fat, weight for weight (3.75 calories per gram.) There are two main types of carbohydrates: Simple carbohydrates or Sugar (the “bad carbs”) These are sometimes called […]

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  • Updated February 3, 2017
  • Basics