Archive for October, 2009

Choose Foods That Lower Cholesterol Naturally

Foods that contain plant sterols and stanols include many grains, vegetables, fruits, legumes, nuts, and seeds as well as added to margarine spreads, orange juice, cereals, and even granola bars, which block cholesterol absorption. Oat based foods provide soluble fiber, binding to serum cholesterol and removing them from the body. Other foods deliver polyunsaturated fats, which directly lower LDL.


Continue Reading October 21, 2009 at 6:54 pm 3 comments

Improvements to School Lunch Anticipated

The National School Lunch and Breakfast Programs may finally receive a much needed overhaul if the recommendations released today by the Institutes of Medicine (IOM), School Meals: Building Blocks for Healthy Children are implemented by the USDA. We can expect to see more fresh fruit and vegetables, more whole grains and less potatoes, and meals that cannot exceed established calorie levels.

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