Why Minions Love Bananas

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Why Minions Love Bananas

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Eat Better, Live Better

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September is Cholesterol Education Month, and we are here to help with a 14 day eating plan designed to put you on the right track to healthy cholesterol levels.

Research has shown that by following the six steps below, which emphasize a relative balance of saturated, monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats, you’ll support healthy cholesterol levels by improving the ratio of “good” HDL cholesterol to “bad” LDL cholesterol. Here are the guidelines for our Food Plan.

See how your diet stacks up!

6 steps to a Healthier Balanced Fat Diet

At least 2/3 of fat must come from balanced fat products or this Food Plan

Limit total fat to about 30% of calories (65g per day)

Limit saturated fat to 10% of calories (20g per day)

Limit dietary cholesterol to average 300mg or less per day

Avoid trans fat

Exercise regularly

Additional Considerations
  • Eat enough calories to maintain a healthy weight. The Food Plan provides a daily average of about 1,900 calories. Adjust your portion sizes if your calorie needs are more than or less than this amount.
  • Sodium should be 600mg or less per meal.
  • It is recommended to have a daily intake of 800mg to 2g of plant sterols each day.

 

 

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25 Easy Ways to Use Essential Oils

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Essential oils are becoming more and more popular as people look for more natural solutions.

And Essential oils can be used to replace a wide variety of chemicals.

So, whether you are looking for natural remedies for illnesses or looking to expand your knowledge on Essential oils, this post is for you!

Check these fantastic ways you can use essential oils!

Here is the link…

25 Ways to Use Essential Oils

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Homemade Greek Yogurt

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Greek Yogurt is not just delicious it is good for you too!

Except when it is being recalled. Like discovered earlier in the week.

Chobani, a well known and preferred brand by many said it has investigated and found a type of mold commonly found in dairy that may be to blame for the fizzy and swelling cups of yogurt that it was pulling from shelves.

On that less than tasty note, we don’t want anyone to do without their fix of Greek Yogurt- so you can relax, we have a recipe.

Yes, you can make Greek yogurt at home.

Not only is it cheaper, you don’t need to worry about those pesky recalls.

Here is the link….

Homemade Greek Yogurt

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