Keeping dirt and germs outside of the facility is a good prerequisite to starting your floor care program off right. By establishing a pre-cleaning routine that involves clearing the dirt and debris from the outside areas of your facility, you can minimize the amount of dirt containing your floors on the inside. Installing proper entrance matting will also help to contain any stray dirt trying to make its way inside.
What is a heart-healthy diet?
A heart-healthy diet is:
- High in omega-3 fats, found in many fishes, especially salmon
- High in fiber
- High in fruits and in green, red and orange vegetables
- Low in saturated fats and trans fats
- Low in sodium
- Low in sugar
- Low in cholesterol
- Low in alcohol or alcohol-free
- Calorie-balanced to support a healthy weight
What’s the difference between healthy fat and unhealthy fat?
Saturated and trans fats can be especially harmful to your heart and arteries. A heart-healthy diet is low in these harmful fats but includes moderate amounts of healthy fats. Mono- and polyunsaturated fats, especially omega-3 fats, are good for your heart.
When it comes to your weight, all fats are equally high in calories. When it comes to your heart, some fats are bad and some are good.
Why are saturated fats so bad for me?
Saturated fats are unhealthy primarily because they raise blood levels of low-density lipoprotein (LDL), the so-called “bad” cholesterol. No more than 7 percent of your calories each day should come from saturated fats. For a person eating 2,000 calories per day, that’s 16 grams of saturated fat, the equivalent of less than 3 ounces of cheese.
To decrease your saturated fat intake, cut down on meat, cheese, butter and cream. Switch to more plant-based fats instead. For example, add guacamole instead of cheese to your tacos. Spread peanut butter — especially natural peanut butter — instead of butter on your toast. Sauté vegetables in a teaspoon of oil instead of a pat of butter.
Why are trans fats so bad for me?
Trans fats, commonly found in deep fried foods or foods made with partially hydrogenated oils, are especially harmful because they raise LDL cholesterol and also decrease the “good cholesterol,” high-density lipoprotein (HDL). There is no recommended level of trans fat because any amount can be harmful.
Fortunately, nutrition facts labels on packaged foods are now required to list trans fat content. Read labels and avoid foods containing trans fats.