Staying Healthy

Know more about what you are eating

Eating Fats Does NOT Make You Fat

Many people believe the myth that eating fats makes you fat. This is in no way true. Fats are actually a vital part of a healthy diet. You just need to know what kind of fats are good for your body. The best fats to eat are monounsaturated fats and polyunsaturated fats. Avoid eating saturated fats and trans fats which can increase risk of heart disease.
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What to Include in a Healthy Diet

In a healthy diet, you must include all of the the food groups in the right proportions. Do NOT leave a whole food group out of your diet; this includes fats. A healthy diet must include the correct portions of proteins, fats, carbohydrates, vitamins, minerals and water. You eat all of these food groups in order to gain all of the vitamins and minerals that your body needs to preform body functions. Also, try to refrain from eating too much sugar. Sugar is easily stored away in the body as body fat.

Lowering Your Cholesterol

Cut back on saturated fats. Saturated fats contain a lot of LDL, the "bad" cholesterol, so cutting back on them will lower your cholesterol and make you healthier.
How the Body Uses Energy

How the body uses different sources of fuel, both dietary (proteins, carbs, fats) and stored (body fat, muscle).

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