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Pledge for Life!

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Take the pledge for life with Lola Idad. Try to do at least one of these activities by yourself or with others.

  • Choose low-fat and fat-free food products more often.
  • Bake, steam, broil, or grill food instead of frying it.
  • Cut off the fat from the meat before cooking it.
  • Use less coconut milk and condensed milk to prepare food and drinks.
  • Skim the fat off soups and stews before serving.
  • Throw away – and do not reuse – the fat that is drained from fatty cuts of meat.
  • Choose unsaturated fat and oils to prepare foods.
  • Take the skin off chicken or lechon, and do not eat it.
  • Include a variety of fruits, vegetables, and oatmeal as sources of soluble fiber.
  • Exchange low-fat recipes with your friends and family.
  • Other (fill in)

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Information on this page is taken from the English print version of “Healthy Heart, Healthy Family: A Community Health Worker's Manual.” U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health, National Heart Lung and Blood Institute, NIH Publication No. 08-3674, Originally Printed 1999, Revised May 2008.

Last Updated March 2012

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