50 Ways Women Can Prevent Heart Disease by M. Sara Rosenthal

By M. Sara Rosenthal

(Lowell residence) buyer advisor discusses why center sickness in girls is frequently misdiagnosed; how indicators vary in girls; how way of life, tension, and vitamin position girls in danger; and the professionals and cons of hormone substitute remedy. Softcover.

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You have to wade through the various claims on the label and understand what they mean. For example, anything that is “X free” (as in sugar free, saturated fat free, cholesterol free, sodium free, calorie free, and so on) means that the product indeed has no X or that X is so tiny, it is insignificant. ” In this case, the product contains relatively small amounts of fat, but still has fat. This claim is based on 100 grams of the product. ” A label that screams “low in saturated fat” or “low in calories” is not fat free or calorie free.

We have to understand why we need to eat before we can eat less. The best way to break the yo-yo diet pattern is to educate your children early about food habits and appropriate body weight. Experts say that unless you are significantly overweight to begin with or have a medical condition, don’t diet. There is another part of the weight story that has do with the role of food and fat in women’s lives. Being fat—and/or the overeating behavior that causes us to be fat—is perceived by many as a very public rebellion against the role many women are asked to play in this society.

Unfortunately, man-made fats offer their own bag of horrors. That’s because when a fat is made in a factory, it becomes a trans-fatty acid, a harmful fat that not only raises the level of “bad” cholesterol (LDL, short for low-density lipoprotein) in your bloodstream, but lowers the amount of “good” cholesterol (HDL, short for high-density lipoprotein) that’s already there. How, exactly, does a trans-fatty acid come into being? Trans-fatty acids are what you get when you make a liquid oil, such as corn oil, into a more solid or spreadable substance, such as margarine.

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