PART 5 – TALKING ABOUT ‘FATS’…..
By William for wheezingaway.com
(ALWAYS REMEMBER – A person without good breathing, is a person with a life of constant caution’, so let’s do what we can, to learn what we can, to improve what we can. – William)
As I continue my own walk-through life with a chronic illness, I will continue working with the belief that those who have a constant battle with any chronic illness should always have the mindset that educating themselves about their chronic illness and/or disability and all that goes with it – will never end!
For me, the battle I have are with severe Asthma, Stage III COPD, Fatigue, and a chronic heart condition. Each of these battles provide a need for different ranges of reading and educating so that I will know what my battle is and how those battles may play out in my life depending on the knowledge and skill level that I design to fight or work with each of these chronic illness situations.
Writing my blogs for wheezingaway.com, I always try to keep the mindset of wanting to help educate both myself and others with every word that I may write.
My on-going series of blogs called ‘Reflections’, is one which I continue to try and share materials which may help or benefit others in the daily battles with whatever chronic illness and/or disability they may be walking with in their life travels.
TODAY, we present you with part five of a 10-part series referencing the importance of ‘NUTRITION’.
The discussion we will have today is about ‘FATS’.
Some more of those basics to nutrition that we all need to remember while battling a Chronic Illness include:
FATS – some healthy recommendations will include:
- Keeping 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 such as those found in fish, nuts, and vegetable oils.
- Keep the total fat intake between 25-35% of your daily calories.
- Always choose lean, low-fat and fat-free meat, poultry, dry beans, and milk or milk products.
- Always limit your intake of fats and oils that would be high in saturated and/or trans fatty acids.
- Always choose products that are low in these same type of fats.
TODAY’S REFLECTION QUESTION:
- What good fats do you try to use in your daily eating to stay healthy while battling your own individual battle with a chronic illness and/or disease?
We look forward to hearing your response and/or feedback to our ‘Reflection Question’. If you would like to reflect your response to others, please leave a comment under the comment section of our posting at www.wheezingaway.com. Thanx.
Hopefully, many of you folks will end up pulling from some of these nutritional and diet discussions while finding something that may work for yourself and your battles.
What one will get out of this series will largely depend on what your individual, nutritional, and physical needs may be in your battles.
SOMETHING WE ALWAYS STRESS – If you have a chronic illness and/or disease, then you must always stay attuned and alert to any and all new or previous knowledge that will offer any glimpses of hope and faith of getting through one’s own battles with that chronic illness and/or disease.
AS ALWAYS (Because I fight COPD) – If you or anyone you know may have any symptoms involving lung and breathing issues or functionality, and those symptoms linger over and over while disrupting your daily living, then please start asking questions and get it checked out with your regular physician or a pulmonologist!
With that, I bid to all – smiles, prayers, blessings and steady breathing.
NOTES: Sometimes we share what may seem like medical information, but we are only giving descriptions and highlights of various aspects of living with a chronic illness and/or disease, and in no way do we ever want our information to be considered medical advice. If you have questions about what we have posted, then ask your physician and/or medical specialist about it.
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