Yes, nutritionist stated sugars, even natural should be limited for the heart as well.
She indicated one med fruit is equal to 2 fruit servings.
She also gave me the new levels of salt consumption, almost 2/3rds of what was previously indicated and reminded me of the dangers of leaving high blood pressure untreated. Also, sea salt, is still salt only difference is the amount of chemicals added to iodized salt, but the sodium is the same.
New sodium intake levels as of 1/31/11 - Adequate intake
1-3 years old : 1,000 mg daily 4-8 " " : 1,200 mg daily 9-50 " " : 1,300 mg daily 51-70" " : 1,200 mg daily, recommendation is to reduce to no more than 1,500 mg daily equivalent to 1/2 of a teaspoon daily.
Links for creative spices and herbs to limit salt consumption:
How to reduce sodium intake through food choices:
Edited by: MNOT2THICK at: 2/6/2011 (08:20)
T from NYC.
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The leading cause of death in women is heart disease. It beats all forms of death by cancers. Women more often than men , may have subtler, less recognizable symptoms, such as abdominal pain, achiness in the jaw or back, nausea and shortness of breath, A common symptom, unusual tiredness. Too often this uncanny fatigue that a women can't put her finger on is mistaken for indigestion or a sign of being out of shape. Women should have a simple heart test, a CT scan. Also check your cholesterol and blood pressure. Both can lead to heart disease. You can be thin and have high cholesterol. It need to be checked regardless of your weight. The risk of heart disease is striking people at an early age than ever before. Because of the life style, fast food and being more sedate. Staying fit and active improves heart health. But you should still have check ups.
Believe in yourself, never give up, you are stronger than you think." I Believed , I Never Gave Up , I Lost 200 Pounds.
Today I went to a lecture offered at my job (hospital) in celebration of National Heart Health Month. The lecture was performed by a well known cardiologist here at the hospital and I learned some statistics that i want to share with you
Every since year 1900, except 1 year 1988, cardiovascular disease has been the #1 killer of American men n women.
A child born today have a 50% chance of dieing from cardiovascular disease
Cardiovascular is the greatest threat to our health
In 2008 82 million Americans had cardiovascular disease that is 1 out of every 3 and More than half were women
Some of the percentages of cardiovascular disease cases reported among race and gender the year of 2008 (greatest to least):
47.3% african american women African American Men Caucasian men Caucasian women 34%
Cardiovascular disease cost the healthcare system 286 billion a year.
Cardiovascular disease is:
Heart attaches High blood pressure Heart failure Stroke
76 million Americans had high blood pressure 16 million stroke Heart Attacks Heart Failure (least reported cases of cardiovascular disease in 2008)
Death rates from Cardiovascular disease in 2007: Over 8 hundred thousand 1 in every 3 Americans
Highest to least death rates in 2007 by race and gender:
African American men (highest) Caucasian Men African American women Caucasian women (least)
Cardiovascular disease biggest killers from biggest to least:
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