Tagged: “cholesterol”

Physical activity: how much is enough & why it matters

Simply being physically active on a regular basis is one of the most effective ways you can achieve great cardiovascular health. Your heart will become stronger, your circulation will develop, your blood pressure, cholesterol and glucose control will all improve and you will probably feel less stressed. That’s a pretty powerful health package, and it doesn’t […]

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Nutrition panel calls for less sugar and eases cholesterol and fat restrictions

A nutrition advisory panel that helps shape the country’s official dietary guidelines eased some of its previous restrictions on fat and cholesterol on Thursday and recommended sharp new limits on the amount of added sugar that Americans should consume. The Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee, which convenes every five years, followed the lead of other major […]

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Talking about Trans Fat: what you need to know

Trans Fat at-a-Glance There are two sources of trans fat, also known as trans fatty acids: Trans fat formed naturally – this type of trans fat is produced in the gut of some grazing animals. That’s why small quantities of trans fat can be found in animal products like milk, milk products and meat. Trans fat formed during food processing – this type of trans fat is created when hydrogen is […]

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