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Healthy fats–it’s a real thing!

  Most people avoid all fats in their diet, and miss out on the good ones! According to the 2010 Dietary Guidelines for Americans, adults should get 20% to 35% of their daily calories from fat. So which fats are the good ones? Polyunsaturated fats can lower cholesterol. Limit saturated fats because they can increase your chance for type 2 diabetes and raise your cholesterol. However, keep on consuming those monounsaturated fats, which raise HDL (good cholesterol) and lower LDL (bad cholesterol). And definitely don’t leave out omega-3 fatty acids, which fight inflammation, help control blood clotting, and lower blood pressure and triglycerides! For more detailed information about the types of fat you need or should avoid, go to health.com Post by Carolyn Smith  

Don’t pass the salt

(American Heart Association)- Most people think that as long as they lay off the salt shaker, they’re solid. No heart disease or bloating for them! But surprisingly, 65% of daily sodium intake comes from grocery stores, not the table top. Not to mention that excessive amounts of sodium also puts you at risk for stomach cancer!

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