What to Look Out for When Reading Nutrition Labels

Understanding Nutrition Labels:   Nutrition Labels have been on foods since 1991; about 11 years after the 1980 dietary guidelines were released. Now with new dietary guidelines released in 2015, the FDA is proposing updates to the nutrition facts label, which will likely include listing the added sugar content of foods. But many people still may not understand the basics of…

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A Quick Guide Get Your Cholesterol in Check

Why is cholesterol important for your health?   Cholesterol is a waxy substance that is measured in the fat of your blood. You can’t live without cholesterol, nor would you want to. Cholesterol is important for healthy cell membranes, producing hormones (no cholesterol means no sex drive), vitamin D levels, and your memory.  In fact, cholesterol is so important for your health, that your…

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