• Mayo Clinic Minute: Are you drinking empty calories?

Not all calories are created equal, and some aren’t doing you any good. They’re called empty calories.

These calories lack beneficial nutrients and can thwart your efforts to improve health and lose weight.

In this Mayo Clinic Minute, Dr. Donald Hensrud, medical director of the Mayo Clinic Healthy Living Program, explains a few ways you may be pouring empty calories into your diet. Jeff Olsen reports.

Watch: The Mayo Clinic Minute

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