Friday, February 4, 2011

A Nutritional Don't

Did you know that the average American gets 34 percent of his daily calories from fat? Scientists have directly linked a high fat intake to an increased risk of cancer. For every 10 percent of calories from fat, the risk of cancer rises four to eightfold.

To reduce fat intake, begin by cutting back on saturated fat. This category includes meats, whole milk products, and palm kernel oils. Monounsaturated and polyunsaturated foods are fine. They include: flaxseed oil, olive oil, cod and salmon oils. Some lists will include canola oil, but stay clear of it.

It's all about balance. Too much of anything is never a good thing.

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