When I began my travels and battles with COPD/Asthma I knew that it was important to learn what and when I could to better understand as much about COPD and Asthma so I would always be up to date as to what I was up against.

I also felt that as a member of the COPD/Asthma nation, it was important to continually share information that may possible help even one other person in their own battles with COPD/Asthma.

With that, ‘Reflections of COPD/Asthma’ will cover a variety of topics to help both inform and refresh the knowledge of all that goes with battling COPD and/or Asthma.

Today we discuss or refresh your knowledge about ‘Fats’ with the fifth of a ten-part series on ‘Nutrition’.

More basics to nutrition that we all need to remember are:

Fats – healthy recommendations:

}} Keep trans fatty acid eating as low as possible.

}} Consume less than 10% of calories from saturated fatty acids.

}} Eat less than 300 mg. per day of cholesterol.

}} Make sure that most of the fat eaten is from sources of polyunsaturated and monounsaturated fatty acids. (Examples of these would be fish, nuts and vegetable oils.)

}} Keep total fat intake between 20-35% of calories.

}} Always choose lean, low-fat and fat-free meat, poultry, cry beans and milk/milk products.

}} Always limit intake of fats and oils that would be high in saturated and/or trans fatty acids.

}} Always choose products low in these same type of fats.

REFLECTION QUESTION – What good fats do you use in your daily eating to stay healthy while battling your own individual battle with COPD and/or Asthma?

If you would like to reflect your response to others, please leave them under the comment section of wheezingaway.com.  Thanx.

As always, if you or anyone you know have any symptoms involving lung and breathing functionality, and they linger over and over while disrupting a lifestyle – then please ask questions and get it checked out.

ALWAYS REMEMBER > A person without good breathing, is a person without a good life’, so let’s do what we can, to learn what we can, to improve what we can.

NOTE TO REMEMBER: We only give descriptions and highlights of various aspects of having COPD and/or asthma and no way do we ever want our information to be considered medical treatment type of information, always consult your physician for more, clearer and more medical founded information.

With that I bid to all – smiles, prayers, blessings and steady breathing – Mr. William.

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(Information used is gathered from a various number of books, magazines and websites followed and read by Mr. William.)