Monday, September 26, 2011

Nutritious Gossip

That Partially Hydrogenated Oil is a food manufacturers way of making unsaturated fat a solid form, similar to butter. This is an inexpensive way for manufacturers to extend shelf life and add flavor to the food. The problem is that these oils, when hydrogenated, turn into a dangerous trans fat. It increases cholesterol levels and your body has a hard time digesting it.

Here is another good reason to always check your nutrition fact labels. If you see Hydrogenated oils on the ingredient list of the nutrition fact label, I recommend just putting it back!



Taking Care of Your Ticker, Part II

Along with a healthy diet, exercise is essential in maintaining positive cardiovascular health. When exercise is incorporated into a healthy lifestyle it can strengthen your heart, improve its function in our body, and assist in reversing damage that has been done.

Most people are aware of the benefits exercise has on the heart. The question is: What type of exercise is best for my heart? Here is a workout guide for maximum improvement of your heart.