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The insurance companies want you to eat healthy!

Posted by Tamar F.

I have been looking at CareFirst/ Blue Cross-Blue Shield literature on reading food labels and tips on what to do with the info. It suggests that if you need to cut down on fat, you can boost carbohydrate levels for nutrients and energy. As for protein, the literature says that most Americans get too much protein and that whatever protein we eat should be from leaner sources, such as fish, poultry and low-fat milk. It also touts vegetable proteins like beans, grains and cereals.

It also discusses trans fats and its dangers. They list a number of foods, such as baked goods, salad dressings and margarine. It states that there is a direct and proven correlation between diets high in trans fat and LDL (“bad”) cholesterol.

It goes on to say that people should have as a goal to have 100% carbohydrates, dietary fiber, vitamins and minerals each day.

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