These Are the Good Fats You Should Eat!

These Are the Good Fats You Should Eat!

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Should you eat fat? Yes! But eat the right kind…

You want to eat the "good fats" - monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats. These foods may help lower the risk of heart disease, lower bad cholesterol and raise good cholesterol, lower blood pressure, and prevent lethal heart rhythms:

  • Fatty fish and fish oil – packed with Omega-3s
  • Avocado – also contains potassium and fiber
  • Nuts – watch your serving size, about a handful
  • Seeds – pumpkin, sunflower, and sesame
  • Flaxseed – sprinkle it on meals or use it while cooking
  • Oils – cook with olive, safflower, canola, and sunflower oils; when adding to recipes, try a substitute like applesauce for part of the oil
  • Cheese – also provides calcium and protein
  • Peanut Butter – source of protein as well
  • Eggs – the great egg-debate… should you or shouldn’t you? Yes, you should! The American Heart Association now recommends one per day.
  • Beans – black, kidney, white
  • Dark Chocolate – pick one with cacao over 70%; also loaded with antioxidants

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