- Use repellant (20-30% DEET)
- Clothing containing permethrin
- Bathe or shower when you arrive home
- Conduct a full body check
- Examine clothes & pets
“With all of that in mind, Bellati suggests that there are a few tips you can follow at most chains to find those food items that are the lesser of evils:
- Avoid fried foods when possible.
- Opt for smaller portions if they’re available (or share food with someone).
- Pass on sugary beverages like soda and drink water or unsweetened iced tea instead.
- Be wary of sauces(dressings, sandwich toppings, and for dipping)because they can be high in sugar and sodium.
- Say no to mayo. It can save you a lot of calories and fat.
- When in doubt, use your smartphones to look up nutrition information and healthy options.”
- “Ranch Snack Wrap: Get the grilled chicken version since it has a good amount of protein and is lower in fat and carbs when compared to most sandwich items on the menu.
- Side Salad: A fairly safe choice at most fast food places because it’s all vegetables, and there’s nothing extra thrown on top of it. When you add on the dressing things obviously change, but if you go with a balsamic vinaigrette or simple Italian it remains a pretty decent option.
- Artisan Grilled Chicken Sandwich This sandwich is pretty high in processed carbs (43g, mostly from the bun sauce), but it’s still one of the better sandwich options on the menu. It can fill you up without going overboard.
- Hamburger: It might seem a little surprising, but the basic McDonald’s hamburger is probably your best bet if you want a sandwich.”
“Eating a diet rich in trans fat is linked to higher body weight, heart disease and memory loss. It has been shown to raise the “bad,” or LDL, cholesterol in the blood, which can lead to cardiovascular disease — the leading cause of death in the United States.
“The FDA’s action on this major source of artificial trans fat demonstrates the agency’s commitment to the heart health of all Americans,” said Dr. Stephen Ostroff, the agency’s acting commissioner, in a news release. “This action is expected to reduce coronary heart disease and prevent thousands of fatal heart attacks every year.”Get the full details HERE