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Beware Of Foods Marketed As “Healthy” – Including Some Veggies

July 24, 2012: 12:00 AM EST
Some vegetables and other foods normally considered or marketed as “healthy” – compared to junk foods high in fat, sugar or salt – may actually be detrimental if excessive amounts are eaten, according to a U.S. university dietitian. Worrisome foods include those claimed to be healthy – e.g., “low fat” or “fat free” foods – that may be high in sugar or calories. Vegetables that should be eaten in moderation because they are high in starch include peas, corn and potatoes.
Brooke Schantz, "Is There Such a Thing as Eating Too Many Fruits and Vegetables?", News release, Loyola University Health System, July 24, 2012, © Loyola University Health System
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