Which Fats Should You Add To Your Diet Right Now?
Christine Chen | My Body
One of the best changes you can make to your diet is to eat more “healthy fats.” No doubt you’ve heard the advice before, because these healthy fats like salmon are all strong in reducing bad cholesterol and increasing good cholesterol, a balance that helps reduce the risk for blocked arteries, heart attack, and stroke.
You can find these fats in an omega-3 supplement, but nothing beats real, healthy food, which has other healthy benefits. What should you add to your shopping list right away for your heart and so much more?
Add: Extra Virgin Olive Oil
Why: Highest amount of antioxidants of the oils; slows natural aging process
Add: Peanut Butter
Why: Perfect combination of fiber and protein, keeps you full longer to help you maintain weight; supports your bone, muscles and immunity
How: Spread on multi-grain toast with a banana or apple; add to smoothies; mix into salad dressings
Why: Grows and repairs body tissues to fight infection; detoxifies your body to create better absorption of healthier elements; regulates your digestive tract
How: Slice on top of salads, slather on toast, stuff with grains and legumes, add to smoothies, and make guacamole (of course)
Add: Soy Milk
Why: Keeps energy levels high; can inhibit your absorption of fat for weight maintenance; prevents post-menopausal symptoms; prevents osteoporosis
How: Drink straight, use in smoothies, or use as an ingredient in dips, dressings, soups, frozen treats, and baked goods
Why: Alleviates some peri-menopause, menopause and post-menopause symptoms; supports bones and skin; prevents premature aging, breast cancer and osteoporosis
Add those right away, and subtract bad fats like fried foods, butter and stick margarine, packaged snack foods, and candy bars, and you’ll reduce your fatigue, lethargy, food cravings, and mild depression. Healthy fats do exactly the opposite, and in addition to preventing disease, they’ll also help sharpen your brain, boost your memory, and keep you in a more positive mood.
If you’re eating healthy fats, you’ll have no problem remembering what to eat for your next meal to be the healthiest version of you.