Thursday, August 11, 2016

Cut Down On Sugar

There is considerable data on the adverse health effects of added sugar in our diets. The evidence is so compelling that it is now recommended for us to limit added sugars to no more than 10% of our daily calories. Americans now average about 13% of calories from added sugar. Remember this is an average. Many exceed this by quite a bit.

Where are you on the sugar train? Where can you cut down on added sugar calories? Where are your sugar weaknesses? An obvious place to look for added sugars is at sugar sweetened soft drinks. If they are not your weakness what is?

Your life may depend on making the changes necessary to reduce the sugar in your diet.

Monday, August 8, 2016

Do You Have A High Blood Cholesterol?

We used to think that eating foods high in cholesterol was responsible for high blood cholesterol levels. Now we know that the main culprit is saturated fat in your diet. The cholesterol in foods like eggs and shrimp is different than the LDL in your blood that contributes to heart disease.

The former advice to limit cholesterol to 300 milligrams a day, less than the amount in two eggs. is no longer valid. We continue to recommend replacing the saturated fat in your diet with polyunsaturated fats such as found in many vegetable oils or monounsaturated fats such as found in olive oil.

The essence of good health is healthy eating and the essence of healthy eating was described in our books. Eat a well balanced diet  This will serve you well.