Food $ense – Nutrition Tips!

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  • Cutting Back on Saturated Fats
    To reduce your risk for heart disease, cut back on saturated fat and trans fat by replacing some foods high in saturated fat with foods that contain unsaturated fat or oils.
  • MyPlate Tip
    Use the Nutrition Facts label to limit foods high in saturated fat.
  • Energy In = Energy Out
    Eating, like other aspects of life, is a balancing act. All foods should be enjoyed yet some foods have more calories than expected. When calories are not used up the body often stores those calories for later (aka – weight gain!). Remember, foods higher in fat have more calories per gram than other foods.
  • Shopping for Oils
    Oils can be part of a healthy eating pattern. They provide essential fatty acids and vitamin E. Since they are a high source of calories it is recommended that oils should replace solid fats in a diet.

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