Tuesday, April 16, 2013

The "low down" about different types of fats

Everything is okay in moderation, but keep this in mind:
Saturated Fats: These fats clog arteries, increase cholesterol, and tend to lead to health problems.  What types of foods contain saturated fats?
  • animal products: meat, dairy, poultry, etc.
  • cheeseburgers
  • onion rings
  • french fries
  • corn dogs
  • hot dogs
Eating more foods with monounsaturated fats can actually reverse the damage of foods high in saturated fats.  

Foods that contain monounsaturated fats that you should eat more of: 
  • olives, Olive oil
  • avocados
  • peanuts, peanut butter
  • almonds
  • macadamia nuts
  • dark chocolate
These foods, especially nuts are great fitness foods to eat before working out!

Try adding some nuts to your salads or pasta and use avocado in your sandwiches.  They add extra flavor and will help your body to not store as much of the saturated fats from the other foods.

Of course I'm not saying never eat onion rings or french fries, but do so in moderation and not in excess.  Make sure you eat plenty of the other foods to counteract and reverse the fried foods/saturated fat foods' effects.  

Some of the recipes I've already put on here in the "Creating healthy and filling meals..." tab on the March history include avocados and other super healthy foods you should eat more of!  Stay tuned for more recipes that include these types of foods, as well as great smoothies to make that are easy, filling, and fairly cheap to make!

Any questions, concerns, or requests on future post, don't hesitate to comment! I love hearing from you guys and your successes/struggles/suggestions. (=

1 comment:

  1. Woah this page was super helpful!

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