MISSION STATEMENT: Welcome to my Blog! My goal with this blog is to inform and to inspire my sixty plus readers! You are never to old to exercise! Keep moving! All opinions, thoughts and statements are mine based on 69 years of living! Injuries and surgeries past and present will be discussed! If I recommend a product or a lifestyle change it is something that I myself have used or have experienced! All nutrients and supplements I recommend may appear to be harmless but please check with your MD! Some may interfere with your current medications! This blog will be ongoing! Posts will be made when I feel I have worthwhile opinions, thoughts and statements! I may go back and review past posts to make changes if I feel necessary! Before undertaking any exercise routine please check with your health care provider!






Friday, December 20, 2013

TRANS FATS

I am a label reader! I need to be, we all need to be. I have heart disease so it is more important for me to read labels. Yet, it is never to late to change for the better your fat intake. Trans Fats are considered to be the worst fat. They not only raise total cholesterol but also your LDL, the bad fat and lower your HDL, the good fat. French fries, fried chicken, processed foods such as cookies and donuts contain trans fats. The good fats are the monounsaturated and polyunsaturated contained in nuts and avocados. These good fats are necessary for proper body function. When reading labels look for "hydrogenated" or "partially hydrogenated"  these terms generally mean Trans Fats.