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triglycerides

Posted in Food, General, Health, Nutrition

Most Americans are aware that heart disease has been the number one cause of death in the US, now following close behind if not surpassing is diabetes.  Most Americans are also aware that our diet can really make a difference in our health.  What kind of foods and how much, that is the question!  You never have to worry about over eating lettuces and celery!  These foods do not pose health problems in  the above diseases.  Too much fat, fatty meat, fried foods and empty carbohydrates, they are the culprits.  These tasty morsels are adding risk of disease.  Another important point is not to eat more calories than you need.  If you sit down to a fast food burger, fries and a soft drink… how many empty calories have you just eaten that are contributing to a lifestyle that will be less than optimal.  If you sit down to a salad of greens and various colored vegetables, a few ounces of lean chicken, beef or fish and a high fiber carb side you have just energized your body with quality fuel, cancer fighting phyto-nutrients, muscles building protein and a satisfying energy fuel for your work, accompanied by a good glass of zero calorie water.  You can get to crave it.

After you eat, your body converts any extra calories into triglycerides, a common type of fat.  High triglycerides are usually in combination with a high LDL and a low HDL cholesterol, and that is an increased risk of heart disease and stroke.  Is the junk food really worth it?  That is your choice.  Remember your choices not only effect you, but all those you love and others too.  Chew on that!



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