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coolworkout
08-28-2007, 05:25 AM
What are some great meal ideas that are heart friendly?

I switched over to these lean chicken burgers that aren't breaded not that long ago...

it's like...


Calories 130
Fat 7 G
-saturated 2
-trans 0 (or so it claims)
-polyunsaturated 1
-omega-6 1
-monounsaturated 2

Cholesterol - 45 MG
Sodium - 420 MG
Potassium 260 MG

Protein 19 G


Vitamins

Vitamin A 2%
Calcium 2 %
Iron 8%
Vitamin B6 15%


Is this a good choice to go on when trying to prevent heart disease and gain a little weight? I usually have 3 or 4 burgers at a time.

PS what cooking oil is the healthiest to use when frying something on the stovetop? (so that it's exposed to the heat)

coolworkout
08-28-2007, 06:25 AM
thanks for the replies, guys

tweaked17
08-28-2007, 07:07 AM
you're 17, why are you concerned with heart disease?

the best prevention for a young person is to eat a sensible diet, exercise, and avoid smoking, excessive drinking, and excessive consumption of refined carbohydrates.

I don't do much "frying" on the stovetop, but for some sauteeing or as a lubricant EV olive oil is fine. There's nothing wrong with using butter however.

coolworkout
08-28-2007, 07:17 AM
my father had a heart attack, that's why I worry... that's all.

he used to be angry all the time, and eat BLTs every day.

I think he had it coming... he ate bacon all the time.

tweaked17
08-28-2007, 07:26 AM
my father had a heart attack, that's why I worry... that's all.

he used to be angry all the time, and eat BLTs every day.

I think he had it coming... he ate bacon all the time.

Type A personality and BLT addict - sounds like if you don't follow in his footsteps you've got little to worry about.

I know the feeling though, lots of diabetes, heart disease and obesity in my family and it's easy to worry about it. Honestly though, be reasonable about what you eat, stay active and get yearly bloodwork done.