Saturday, July 25, 2009

Heart to Heart

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  1. Know and limit your fats
  2. Choose lean meats and poultry without skin and prepare them without added saturated trans fat.
  3. Eat at least 2 servings of fish each week
  4. Select fat-free, 1% fat, and low-fat dairy products
  5. Cut back on foods containing partially hydrogenated vegetable oils to reduce trans fat in the diet.
  6. Cut back on foods high in dietary cholesterol
  7. Cut back on beverages and foods with added sugar.
  8. choose and prepare foods with little or no salt.
  9. When regularly eaten as part of a healthy low in saturated fat and cholesterol,soluble fiber—the fiber from oat bran, beans, nuts and certain fruits—helps lower blood cholesterol and may also help reduce the risk of diabetes.
  10. Read labels for heart-healthy ingredients.

Source: Health Monitor

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