Healthy Fats – Nutrition Tip
There are good fats and bad fats in foods. Avocado, olive oil, and tree nuts have all been called “anti-obesity” foods by food scientists. They all provide omega-6 fats, which when eaten have been shown to provide balance with omega-3 fats. These fats are what we call good fats.
However, there is a lot of confusion about omega-6 fats because the typical Western diet is dangerously high in them from vegetable oil. Processed vegetable oils are fats you want to avoid, but avocado, unrefined virgin olive oil (or olives), and tree nuts are not processed and have been shown to improve body composition. These fats are also great for countering inflammation in muscles and joints. An additional bonus is that if you eat any of these fats with vegetables, the fat increases absorption of the vitamins and nutrients that are found in the vegetables..
Try adding avocado, olives or olive oil and tree nuts which are also known as super foods to your diet. They go great in salads or as a snack on their own. These foods will help improve your body composition and your overall health.
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