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Chapter 4: Healthy eating 77 Serving size is the basis for all values on the label. If you eat more than 1 serving, all other values on the label increase, too. 77 Calories from fat should be less than a third of the total calories. The closer this number is to the total calories, the more fat the food contains. 77 Total fat is the total amount of all types of fat per serving. 77 Saturated fat raises cholesterol levels and leads to clogged arteries. Look for foods with little or no saturated fat. 77 Trans fat is even worse for your heart than saturated fat. Look for foods with no trans fat. 77 Cholesterol can raise your levels of LDL (bad) cholesterol. Even if this number is low, the food may not be good for you. Also look at the types and amounts of fats. 77 Sodium should be limited to 1,400 mg each day. If you have high blood pressure or heart failure, your healthcare provider may say to have even less. 77 Dietary fiber aids digestion and helps control cholesterol. Try to get 14 grams of fiber for every 1,000 calories you eat. 38


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