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heart health what's in your dinner

Your cooking method will help make your dish healthier. Or less Your food preparation technique of choice should emphasize lower fat cooking. Broiling, baking, grilling, steaming, poaching without added fat, trimming fat from meat, draining fat after cooking, skimming off the fat from meat broth and even removing skin from poultry can give you a…

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heart health your just desserts

It’s not true that diabetics and hypertensives can no longer indulge. The keyword is moderation. For your sweet tooth, choose moderate amounts of sweets and modified-fat desserts (low in saturated fat). For example, reach out for fruits, low-fat or fat-free fruit yogurt, fruit ices, sherbet, angel food cake, jello, and low-fat ice cream. Bake your…

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Sugar of common beverages

Sugar content of common beverages BEVERAGES SAMPLE PRODUCTS WITH SUGAR SUGAR CONTENT (G) PER 240ML / 8 OZ / 1 CUP ESTIMATED EQUIVALENT IN TEASPOONS (KUTSARITA) Water Water 0 0 Sodas / Softdrinks Soda CSoda PClear Soda 1Clear Soda 2Orange Soda 1Orange Soda 2Root BeerSoda SSoda RYellow Soda 25 g19 g26 g24 g23 g26 g29…

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Claims in food lables

Words alerting us on the nutritional value of the food item High, Rich In or Excellent Source means one serving of the food has 20% or more of the daily recommended value for a given nutrient. Less, Fewer or Reduced means that the food has at least 25% less of a given nutrient of calories compared…

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About alcohol

How much alcohol do you drink? To protect the liver, my physician has instructed me to “Drink Moderately”. I don’t understand, what is moderate drinking? First, you need to know what is a standard alcoholic drink. What is moderate drinking? Drinking moderately for men means no more than 2 standard drinks per day. Moderate drinking…

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Cutting down on salt

My Doctor advised me to start a low-salt diet. How can I cut down my salt intake? The recommended intake of sodium is less than 2.4 grams a day, which is equal to one teaspoon of salt. It can reduce your systolic blood pressure by 2 to 8 mm Hg. Enjoy more flavorful dishes with…

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