Wednesday, February 18, 2009

10 facts i liked

Reccomendations for healthy vegan eating/things to keep in mind

1) 14 to 20 g: recommended maximum fat grams per day by Drs. Ornish, Esselstyn, Barnard, and McDougall

2) 12 to 14 g: amount of fat grams in 1 TBL of oil

3) 100 to 120 calories: amount of calories in 1 TBL of oil

4) 16 TBL: number of TBL in 1 cup of oil, Earth Balance, Soy Margarine, etc., (240 g of fat)

5) 24 g: fat grams in one serving (2 TBL) of most oil-based dressings

6) 10 percent: recommended daily percentage of calories from fat (Ornish, Esselstyn)

7) < 2000 mg: recommended sodium per day (Esselstyn)

8) 2400 mg: amount of sodium in 1 tsp of salt

9) 445,687: number of deaths (US) from coronary heart disease in 2005... the single leading cause of death in America today (source)

10) 17,000,000: number of people killed by heart disease and stroke a year, which is almost one-third of all deaths globally (source)

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