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When children are picky eaters, it’s important that they have a vitamin supplement to make sure they’re getting the nutrition their growing bodies need. Nature’s Plus have a variety of children’s vitamins in their Animal Parade line. The fun animal shaped vitamins are full of whole-food fruits, vegetables and essential minerals, vitamins, and nutrients. With an array of flavors in different colors, kids are sure to be eager to take their daily vitamin. Knowing they provide children with the highest level of nutritional support, parents love Animal Parade as much as their children do.

If your children are leery about the animal shaped vitamins, Nature’s Plus has a nutritional shake that will have them getting their 5 servings of fruits and vegetables in one mixed-fruit flavored beverage. It makes for a great breakfast or afternoon snack. The Animal Parade Gold Liquid series in regular and multi-vitamin are bursting with a tropical berry flavor your kids will love. In addition to the vitamins, this series has prebiotics for healthy digestion, lutein for skin and eye protection, and bioflavonoids for absorption.

Nature’s Plus even has a vitamin safe for baby in their Baby Plex Sugar-Free Liquid Drops. They are specially formulated for babies and toddlers. Deliver gentle nutritional support during the essential growth stages with this tasty orange flavored vitamin in a convenient dropper. There are also immune boosting, green nutrition and special needs vitamins. Nature’s Plus knows how important it is for your children to get the proper vitamins and nutrition in their diet.

I was talking to my friend a while ago and during our conversation he mentioned that he bought apogee jam at guitar center. Since i heard the word “jam” i immediately thought that it was a some kind of fruit preserve. But when he said he bought it at guitar center i got confused. Food at guitar center? how come? But then he explained to me that apogee jam is a tool used for connecting musical instrument, specifically a guitar to iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch. Oh I see. hahah.

To  musically inclined people, they are always up to date to the latest technology when it comes to music instruments and gadgets. And i’m glad i have a friend like that because i also get to learn a lot of things related to music trends and technology.

Making the change to a healthful diet is the first step in lowering cholesterol. Most important: Limit the amount of saturated fat and cholesterol in your diet.

Foods to avoid or limit include:
— Whole milk, cream, and ice cream
— Butter, egg yolks, and cheese — and foods made with them
— Organ meats, such as liver, sweetbreads, and kidney
— High-fat processed meats, such as sausage, bologna, salami, and hot dogs
— Fatty meats that aren’t trimmed
— Duck and goose meat (raised for market)
— Baked goods made with egg yolks and saturated
— Fried foods
— Saturated fats, including coconut oil, palm oil, and palm kernel oil
— Solid fats, such as shortening, partially hydrogenated margarine, and lard

Follow a Low-Fat Diet

Just as some foods increase cholesterol, others help lower it. Foods you should eat include:

— Fruits and vegetables: 8 — 10 daily servings, especially high-fiber items such as beans and peas

— “Good fat” fish (i.e. salmon): 2 or more servings per week

— Whole grains: 6 or more daily servings

— Nuts and seeds: 4 — 5 servings per week

— Nonfat and low-fat dairy: 2 — 3 daily servings

— Lean meat and poultry without skin: 5 — 6 ounces daily

— Unsaturated vegetable oils: including canola, corn, olive, safflower, and soybean oils (but limit the amount of margarines and spreads made from them)

Control Portions

Portion sizes are notoriously large in America. By balancing your portions, you can help lower your cholesterol and lose weight at the same time.

Serve smaller portions of higher-fat dishes, and serve bigger portions of lower-fat dishes, such as rice, beans, and vegetables.

Risk Factors You Can Control

Risk factors for high cholesterol you can control:

Weight: Being overweight can increase cholesterol levels.

Exercise: Regular physical activity can lower LDL and raise HDL.

Type 2 diabetes: High blood glucose increases cholesterol levels and damages the lining of your arteries.

Smoking: Cigarette smoking lowers HDL and increases the likelihood of blood clots.

Medications: Certain medications can increase your cholesterol. Talk to your doctor about any medications you are taking.