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Low Fat Foods

What you eat can affect your blood pressure. Some foods other than those labeled ‘fat free’ are naturally low fat, and can even be more satisfying than low-fat offerings. Some of these low fat foods are:

stethoscopeheart- Pancakes. A pancake has about the same amount of calories as a slice of bread. It’s what you top it with that makes a difference. You can try low-fat yogurt or jam.

- Potatoes. A medium-sized sweet or white potato has about 30 calories and a tenth of a gram of fat.

- Bagels. There is 1 gram of fat per bagel, which contains the same calories as 2 slices of bread.

- Pretzels. One ounce has only one-tenth of the fat as an ounce of potato chips.

- Buttermilk. One cup of buttermilk has slightly less fat than a cup of 1 percent fat milk.

Guilt-free gulps

You can do a lot for your health just by replacing soft drinks with better alternatives. Kick your soda poppin’ habit with these healthier thirst-quenchers:

  • 10-healthy-drinksPlain or flavored water
  • Milk
  • Soy milk
  • Tea
  • Coffee (without the cream)
  • Skim latte, skim cappuccino and skim café au lait
  • Low-fat hot cocoa

Also, do your kids a favor by not introducing them to soft drinks early in life. Encourage them to drink more milk and fruit juices to help them cope with the demands of their growing years.