You can easily change most recipes to reduce calories, total fat, saturated fat, cholesterol and sodium.
The more liquid the margarine is, the less hydrogenated it is with less trans fatty acids. Margarine is a better choice than butter, and soft margarines are better than hard ones.
Choose trans fat-free margarines or spray margarines such as PAM®, Smart Balance® (spray).
Many commercial oat bran and wheat bran products, like muffins, chips and waffles, actually contain very little bran. They may be high in sodium, total fat and saturated fat. Read the labels to make sure.
With just a few minor changes in ingredients and preparation, you can change most of your favorite foods into healthy ones.
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