back: Sarah B, Cat, Jill, Dawn Marie, Sue; middle: Christine, Lupe, Lisa, Pamela, Sarah J; front: Cindy

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The purpose of Keystone Women's Circle is to unite, support and promote women business owners. A keystone is the stone in an arch that binds all others in place. In a circle of stones, every stone is a keystone. We believe that together we can create a foundation, not of brick and mortar, but of relationships and mutual support, enabling all of us to prosper.

Friday, May 28, 2010

Ingredients according to the label

I try to eat healthy food. I was raised on processed, fatty, easy from the package food. So this change has not been easy. The government says its trying to help us determine which foods are worse to eat by requiring labels on packaging, specifically trans fat, but this is not completely true. "Trans fat is usually found in processed foods and fried foods that are made with partially hydrogenated shortening (oil). They are especially bad for your heart since they have been shown to raise LDL and lower HDL." But "federal regulations allow food label to say there's zero grams of trans fat as long as there's less than half a gram per serving. And many packages contain more than what's considered to be one serving. Most people also tend to eat two or three servings." "Since the American Heart Association recommends that people limit trans fats to less than 2 grams per day, those half a gram servings could add up quickly." Most of all, we don't even know we are eating them because the label states there is no trans fats in the product. Midwest Health & Wellness.

Have a fantastic Memorial weekend! Pamela

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