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Healthy Eating Tips - Fats

Posted Aug 24 2008 1:33pm
Avoid trans fats. Watch out for foods made with refined flour and added sugars and fats - especially cakes, cookies, crackers, candy, and dohnuts
Check the nutrition label. Trans fats (and saturated fats too) raise the "bad" LDL cholesterol in your blood, which increases your risk of heart disease
Choose fats wisely. The whole grain ingredient should be the first one listed
Eat healthy fats. Look for saturated, trans fats, cholesterol, and added oils
Get your omega-3 fats. Read the label, and avoid foods high in saturated, trans fats, and cholesterol. Avoid all "partially hydrogenated vegetable oils"
Minimize saturated fats. Fish, nuts, and foods prepared with vegetable oils.
Read the fat label. These great sources of fiber help lower cholesterol and reduce risk of heart attack (and they keep you regular!)
Reduce saturated fats. Check the nutirtion label for the grams of fiber in each serving
Replace saturated fats with polyunsaturated fats. small pear 4.3gm, medium sweet potato with skin 4.8 gm, medium sized orange 3.1gm, medium banana 3gm
Trim excess fat. 1 cup has this much fiber: navy beans(20 gm), bran cereal(18 gm), lentils (15 gm), spinach(7), broccoli(5.5)
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