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Monday, March 14, 2011

You Can Protect Your Heart.

                                                  How To Protect Yourself
     A major step in protecting yourself against coronary disease is to reduce your consumption of fats. To do this, you must make some important and easy changes in your eating habits.
You will have to make substitutations in your selection of foods. You must eat more of some things and less of others.
     Follow these guidelines:
     * Beware of saturated fats. Saturated fats raise your blood cholesterol. They are found in beef, pork, ham, lamb, butter, cream, ice cream, whole milk and in cheese made from cream and whole milk. These killer fats are also in many solid and hydrogenated vegetable shortenings, coconut oil and palm oil, which is often used in commercial baked goods, pie fillings and non-dairy milk and cream substitutes. Cut down or eliminate these sources of saturated fats.
     * Boost your intake of polyunsaturated fats. These fats will actually lower your blood cholesterol levels. Prime sources are liquid vegetable oils, including safflower, corn, soybean and cottonseed oils. Use them in cooking and on salads.
     * Reduce your consumption of the prime sources of cholesterol. They include eggs yolks and such organ meats as liver, brains and kidneys. Eat more fruits, vegetables, whole grain breads, cereals and nuts. They are free of cholesterol. Linda G..

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