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Help Your Heart. Eat to Live

Posted on January 20th, 2012

Help your heart. Eat to Live.

 

Happy New Year and welcome to our first article of 2012 about improving your family’s eating habits for a healthy heart.

 

As a consumer you and many others are overwhelmed with the various messages advertised in the media about the things we need to do to be “healthy”.  Food marketers label their products with nutritional claims as “light,” “low fat,” “no trans-fats,” “cholesterol free,” “fresh,” and “organic,” making it very difficult to decide what would be a “healthy” choice.  What we do know for sure, based on research findings, is that Americans need to change what they eat and how they eat.

 

Consuming foods high in saturated fat, salt, and sugar, refined carbohydrates, and low in fiber or whole grains have been associated with the development of chronic illness such as heart disease, diabetes, obesity, hypertension, and some forms of cancer.  It is no secret that the portions of food eaten today has certainly increased in size over the past 20 years.  Which means you should be aware that eating more than what your body needs, leads to increase in body weight contributing to obesity.

 

What we hope to do is give you information that would help you eat to live longer and healthier lives. Well, this is the place to learn how you can change the way you eat so that you are the best ever. This site will include information about eating and other ways to change behaviors that impact your overall health and well-being.

 

Good news! You can send us feedback, ask questions, post comments and tell us how we can help you use the tools you have to reach the goals you want. We are on the road to a healthy heart and together we will eat to live, not live to eat!

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