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The major nutrients—protein, carbohydrate, and fat—provide the body
with energy. This energy keeps your heart beating, your brain active, and your
muscles working. The energy is measured in calories.
Meat and poultry, some fish, milk and
milk products that are not fat-free, nuts and seeds, oils, butter, margarine, salad dressing, some
candy, some desserts
September 23, 2013
Anne C. Poinier, MD - Internal Medicine & Rhonda O'Brien, MS, RD, CDE - Certified Diabetes Educator
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