Wednesday, December 1, 2010

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Good Fats VS Bad Fats

                                
                                     

                                                 
                                                                                  


The holiday season is the most wonderful time of the year. It can also be the most stressful. Shopping, wrapping gifts, and going to parties. Who has time to cook? You know there will be all those yummy foods we can't say no to. We all want to find ways to avoid packing on the pounds. It is important to limit not eliminate fats in your diet.

Here are some good fats that we won't have to feel so bad about this holiday season. I was a little disappointed when I read an article about my beloved coconut oil. Not only do I use it to scramble my eggs. I also use it to moisturize my skin and hair. I LOOOVE this oil and won't be giving up on it any time soon. I'll do some more research on it and read with my eyes close. Check out the article here.


Olive Oil- rich in oleic acid, an omega 9 monounsaturated fat, olive oil may help fight against the development of Type 2 diabetes.

Nuts & Seeds- makes the perfect heart healthy snack. There are so many kinds like almonds, walnuts, pecans, pistachios, sunflower and sesame seeds. The list goes on and on.

Avocado(my new fave)- are useful in reducing bad cholesterol levels while increasing good cholesterol.

Cold Water Fish- protects againt heart disease. Has high levels of monounsaturated fats and omega 3 fatty acids. Found in salmon(love this fish), mackerel, and herring.

Safflower Oil- helps in improving blood sugar levels can be used for sauteing instead of butter.

Happy Eating!


2 comments:

  1. I heard coconut oil was one of the best oils out there for you.

    Why are all the things that are bad for us (ie butter) so delicious?- its unfair!

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  2. I hear ya!!! I don't like that either

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