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Posts Tagged ‘Cholesterol’

Beans: A Meat Replacement

Beans are a protein packed food and can add many health benefits to anyone’s diet. They are often not thought of a meat replacement at meals, but it is an option, especially for those low income households. Beans are a perfect substitution because they offer just as much protein as meat but are less expensive.…

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Red Meat vs White Meat Nutrition

Generally speaking, people think of red meat as less healthful than white meat because of the current research. Higher red meat consumption is linked to increased health risk of diabetes, heart disease and weight gain.A few nutrients, such as heme iron, total fat and cholesterol are not always predictable in white vs red meat. Iron…

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Reading Nutrition Facts Labels

  You have probably seen the Nutrition Facts label on a package of food you were eating.  The more familiar you are with the information, the more you’ll want to use it daily to ensure you’re eating a healthy, balanced diet. Reading Nutrition Facts labels can be a challenging task at first. Every Nutrition Facts…

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Limiting Fats

There are different types of fats in the foods we eat, some are healthy while others are not. Two fats to watch closely are saturated fats and trans fats. Saturated fatty acids trigger the liver to make more total and LDL cholesterol; therefore, having a negative effect on your cholesterol levels. In the body, man-made…

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