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Watching the content of the food

By June 21, 2013 - 1:20pm
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My nurse practitioner now wants me to watch the sugar in the food. For cardiac issues I
also watch salt, saturated fat, cholesterol. But the food is always high in one of the categories
I am watching, what oh what do I do? I want to lose weight!!

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Hi mecrazyc,


Welcome to EmpowHER.  According to the American Heart Association, saturated fat is the leading cause of high blood cholesterol levels. By reducing your consumption of cholesterol and saturated fat, you can decrease your blood cholesterol levels. The following list of foods high in saturated fat and cholesterol will help you become aware of what foods to avoid. To reduce your saturated fat and cholesterol intake, eat lean meats like chicken and fish instead of fattier meats such as pork and beef. Meat items including veal, pork, poultry, beef and lamb are high in saturated fat.

Some of the main sources of saturated fat include whole milk, coconut milk, cheese and ice cream. Certain oils such as palm oil, coconut oil and palm kernel oil are high in saturated fat. Avoiding some of these foods will help you in weight loss.  


Here are some resources for you on weight loss that might be helpful. 


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