By Anne M. Smith, Gordon M. Wardlaw

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One of the biggest contributors to weight gain is consuming several hundred calories per day in the form of sugary beverages or alcoholic beverages. One 12-ounce can of regular cola contains about 140 kcal. A 12-ounce can of regular beer has 150 kcal. In addition, a study has shown that consuming gourmet coffee beverages, such as lattes and cappuccinos increases average calorie consumption by about 200 kilocalories per day. Even fruit juices, which we perceive to be healthy, have at least 100 kcal per 8-ounce glass.

The basic structure of most lipids is the triglyceride. , fatty acids) for the body and are the major form of fat in foods. They are also the main form for energy storage in the body. indd 9 ment, such as iron or calcium. Atoms consist of protons, neutrons, and electrons. triglyceride The major form of lipid in the body and in food. It is composed of three fatty acids bonded to glycerol. fatty acid Major part of most lipids; primarily composed of a chain of carbons flanked by hydrogen. 09/11/10 1:48 PM Rev.

Confusing and conflicting health messages hinder diet change. Nutrition science does not have all the answers, but as you will see, enough is known to help you set a path to good health and put diet-related recommendations you hear in the future into perspective. indd 19 09/11/10 1:49 PM Rev. com/wardlawcontfa2 CONCEPT CHECK Surveys in the United States and Canada show that we generally have a variety of foods available to us. However, some of us could improve our diets by focusing on food sources rich in various vitamins, minerals, and fiber.

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