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Description:This image depicts a cheese burger, French fries, and a sweet tea. Though this may be a very tasty meal, it’s very calorie-dense, which means that it’s high in its fat and sugar content, and it would be a much healthier choice if one were to choose a more nutrient dense alternative. The meat and cheese add much in the way of saturated fats and cholesterol, and the French fries also add many fat calories, and carbohydrates.
Too often, people choose foods that are not nutrient-dense, but calorie-dense. The extra calories are from added fats and sugars, or refined grains, and add from about one-quarter to more than half of the total calories in these food products.
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Content Providers(s):CDC/ Mary Anne Fenley
Creation Date:2007
Photo Credit:James Gathany
Dept. of Health and Human Services – Dietary Guidelines for American 2010
CDC – Nutrition for Everyone: Food Groups
CDC Organization
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