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All about Oils  Challenged with hypertension, diabetes or high cholestrol? Obese? Feeling breathless? Fatigue all the time? Are you a high risk profile for stroke and heart attack? Let's look at your fat intake.  Time to take care of your heart health by  - Encouraging healthy fats in the diet. How? By replacing animal fats with  vegetable fats - Decrease levels of  saturated fats  (fats that come from meats, poultry, cheese, dairy products and tropical oils - e.g. coconut and palm oils) to reduce their risk of heart disease.  -  Replace saturated fats with unsaturated fats , which include  polyunsaturated fats  and monounsaturated fats.  This decreases the levels of  LDL ("bad") cholesterol  as well as fats in the blood called triglycerides, which are risk factors for heart disease. Studies have shown that if people replace saturated fats with polyunsaturated fats, they reduce their  risk of heart disease  somewhat more than if they replace saturate
Vitamins and minerals - from your plate - not from your medicine cabinet, FIRSTLY. Important things we MUST have on our plate: Fiber + Vitamins & Minerals + Phytochemicals Fiber  is the part of plant foods that we cannot digest.  What does fibre-rich food do? It helps  - reduce total and LDL ("bad") cholesterol,  - improve blood sugar control and  - prevent constipation.  High-fiber foods make you full faster and hungry slower. It is excellent for weight management.  Good high-fiber foods: brown rice bulgur (cracked wheat) barley oats nuts beans and lentils apples blueberries carrots Vitamins and minerals.  Vitamins are organic substances found in plants and animals and minerals are inorganic elements from the earth (soil and water). They are both are essential for normal growth and optimal health. Vitamins and minerals that are crucial for good health, and the following are the best food sources of each: vit