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A Bacon cheeseburger with sweet potato fries sounds perfect for lunch or does it?
Should I skip the fries and have a salad instead? Really, I should skip all of it and have a salad, unless I want to overload on salt and fat. Since I don’t want to chain myself to the elliptical machine at the Y, I’ve been watching my portions and now am more conscious of another hidden risk, Salt!
Most of us know that high blood pressure and increased levels of cholesterol are associated with heart disease. What we’ve also gleaned over the last few years is that there are other “markers” for heart disease that can be tested for, including High Sensitivity C Reactive Protein or hs-CRP. Don’t let the term high sensitivity throw you. It simply means that a more accurate or highly sensitive test was developed. developed. C Reactive protein is an indicator that there’s probably inflammation somewhere in the body.