Go Nuts

 

People who have had colon cancer might reduce their risk of recurrence with one simple and delicious habit: Eat a couple handfuls of nuts each week. In a study that followed 826 stage 3 colon cancer survivors for six and a half years, those who ate two servings of tree nuts per week were 46% more likely to be disease-free at the end of the study period.  Some popular tree nuts include almonds, cashews, pecans, pistachios, pine nuts, and walnuts. 

The Facts on Fats

The American Heart Association recommends replacing bad (saturated) fats with good (unsaturated) fats as a part of a healthy eating pattern.

Love It: Unsaturated (Poly & Mono)

·Lowers rates of cardiovascular and all-cause mortality

·Lowers bad cholesterol & triglyceride level

·Provides essential fats your body needs but can’t produce itself

Limit It: Saturated

·Increases risk of cardiovascular disease

·Raises bad cholesterol levels

Lose It: Artificial Trans Fat, Hydrogenated Oils & Tropical Oils

·Increases risk of heart disease

·Raises bad cholesterol levels

 

Healthy Tips

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