The Wyoming Department of Health says that balanced choices during the holidays can help avoid added stress to heart health.
Dr. Wendy Braund, state health officer and Public Health Division senior administrator with the Wyoming Department of Health.
Dave Ivester, Wyoming Department of Health Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention Program Manager said, in a media release from the Wyoming Department of Health, reading labels on prepackaged food is an easy way to watch sodium intake, for example. Packages are marked with fat content and other nutrients that can be easily calculated and monitored.
Bruand says that enjoying the holidays in moderation can help avoid holiday trips to the hospital.
Ivester says that it's also important to realize that some foods contain more than one serving. For example, chicken broth labels list nutrients per serving but most cans contain two servings.