Tidbits is a monthly senior food program publication that contains features like healthy eating tips, recipes, and information about food distributions.
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Lowering the amount of cholesterol and saturated fats you eat can help reduce the risk of blockages in your arteries. Eating foods with more fresh ingredients like fruits and vegetables, and lean meats and fish are a good choice. Switching to low fat dairy can also help decrease your saturated fat intake.
Cholesterol and saturated fat are required on nutrition labels of food. Look for the amounts and keep them low. Looking at the daily value percentage can help. Anything with a 5% or lower is considered low, and anything higher than 20% is high.
Having high blood pressure is another risk factor for strokes. Reducing salt in your diet can help with this by keeping it at or below 1,500 milligrams a day. Increasing healthy fats found in nuts, vegetable oils, avocados, seeds, and fish will help lower blood pressure.
Learn more in this month's edition of Tidbits.
Reprinted from materials provided by the Michigan Department of Education Household Nutrition Programs. The material provided is intended to be used as general information only and should not replace the advice of your physician. Always consult your physician for individual medical care.
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