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>Not all fat is bad

Category : Healthy Eating

>Why is America eating less fat and getting fatter?
Posed by many, one answer is that low and especially no-fat foods are generally ‘food products’ and substitute sugar, salt and chemicals to make up for the flavor loss. The end “food product” may actually have more calories than the original.

Fat takes a long time to digest, it keeps you full longer, and small amounts of the right fats can help you eat less over the course of the day.

Good sources of Omega 3 fatty acids

Doctors Michael F. Roizen and Mehmet C. Oz, authors of You On A Diet advise either eating (3) four ounce servings per week of fish (usually deep sea fish like salmon or tuna), eating an ounce of walnuts a day, or taking a 2000mg fish oil tablet daily.

Other popular sources of Omega threes:
• avocado (these are in season now!!)
• almonds
• pumpkin seeds
• flax seeds and flax seed oil
• dark leafy greens like kale, spinach and broccoli
• olive oil and canola oil (I honestly can’t think why a person would have any other oil in their house)

Avoid Solid fats found in Fatty animal-based foods:
• well-marbled meat
• poultry skin
• bacon
• sausage
• butter
• whole milk

Avoid Trans fat (foods made with partially hydrogenated oils):
• Cookies
• Donuts
• Pastries
• Crackers

Action Plan:
  • Switch to canola oil and olive oil.
  • Start taking Fish Oil supplements.
  • Avoid solid fats and trans fats.