Sanford Monthly - Fats - Choose Quality over Quantity
February is American Heart Month, which makes it the perfect time to think about fats in your diet. Recommendations for dietary fat intake changed when the 2015 Dietary Guidelines for Americans reported that we do not need to restrict total fat intake.Instead, we should focus on the type of fat we are consuming.
Fats from whole food sources are best:
· Olive or avocado oil like extra virgin and unrefined in a dark bottle
· Coconut oil
· Nuts or seeds
· Nut butters
· Dairy products including milk, cheese and yogurt
Fats to limit include:
· Hydrogenated oils found in packaged, shelf-stable food products and fast food
· Vegetable oils high in omega-6 like soybean, corn, cottonseed
LaMoure County is offering heart health wellness screenings for employees. The LaMoure County Health Department (LCHD) will conduct the screening. Screening includes: Blood Pressure, Lipid Screening (LDL, HDL, triglycerides, cholesterol), Blood Sugar, Height, Weight and BMI. The test is conducted by doing a finger prick for blood and requires fasting for twelve hours (sips of water and coffee and medications are acceptable). After the screening, the LCHD Nurse will review your numbers with you and offer education. Contact Kimberly to sign up for a 15 minute appointment on either February 19th or 20th.
NDPERS and Sanford Health Plan have partnered to bring you the Governor’s Wellness Initiative. Governor Burgum and his cabinet are excited to offer you these opportunities to grow in your understanding of health and wellness, all in the pursuit of a healthier North Dakota.
Your health and wellness consists of six dimensions. Through this initiative, you will have opportunities to learn about and nurture each dimension, working toward a healthier, whole you.