What do I look for when trying to count fat grams?

My question is. I have been told to have between 50 and 60 fat grams each day, but when I read nutrition facts on food labels I see total fat and also fat calories. What do I look for when trying to count fat grams? Your response is greatly appreciated. If you want to count...

What are the benefits of a healthy diet in prevention of heart disease?

I am 14 years old and for my high school physical education class, I am researching for a 15-minute presentation on health. My topic is the benefits of a healthy diet. I was wondering if you could briefly name some of the benefits. Of particular interest was the prevention of heart disease. I once...

My big problem is cola. I am totally addicted and get headaches when I try to avoid it.

Just did the Healthy Body Calculator®. Didn't tell me anything I didn't already know. My question is I'm overweight, I don't eat too much. I try to buy everything lite. My big problem is cola. I am totally addicted and get headaches when I try to avoid it. I've been told to try diet...

My doctor feels that my triglyceride level calls for a Type 4 lipoprotein diet.

I am a type 2 diabetic and recovering from a stroke. My doctor feels that my triglyceride level calls for a TYPE 4 hyperlipoprotein diet. Can you provide this or direct me to an online source, as I have difficulty getting to a library? Keep up the good work! I haven't heard a nutrition therapy...

I have recently been diagnosed with CHF (congestive heart failure).

I am a 56-year-old woman who has recently been diagnosed with CHF (Congestive Heart Failure). Part of my treatment is a diet low in salt and fat. When one says "low is salt" how much is permitted in a daily diet? I asked my physician this and he said just not to "add" any salt...

I’ve heard avocados are fatty.

I have an avocado tree. I've heard avocados are fatty, so limit myself to a half one per day. Recently I read they are a good source of protein, so I would eat more if it made sense. Considering the pros and cons, just what would be a sensible, regular use of avocados in...

I have heard about how dangerous trans fat is, but with no explanation of what it is.

I have been hearing a lot about how dangerous trans fat is, but with no explanation of what it is. Is it the same as hydrogenated fat? Polyunsaturated oils that are hydrogenated can contain some trans fat, but it depends on the hydrogenation process that was used. Trans fat results when healthy polyunsaturated oil (soybean)...

Does caffeine affect the absorption of certain vitamins or minerals like iron?

In your section on caffeine, you recommend that to reduce intake to limit a cup of coffee to one a meal. Does caffeine affect the absorption of certain vitamins or minerals like iron? I could be way off, but I thought that it was better not to have caffeine with meals. Please set me straight...

My triglycerides are over 700. I cut out sugar, sweets and my Cokes to only 2 a day.

My triglycerides are over 700. My cholesterol was normal. I have done everything to bring it under 700. I cut out sweets, sugar, and my Cokes to only 2 a day Is that still too many? I am 60 lb. overweight. I have cut fat percent to 15 grams a day and calories to 1700....

What food tips for lowering high blood pressure might you have?

What tips food wise or otherwise for lowering high blood pressure might you have? If you have been diagnosed with high blood pressure (bottom blood pressure number greater than 90 mm), you should be limiting foods high in sodium and lose weight. How much you should restrict sodium in foods you eat depends on what...

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