Healthy Fats Are Good For You!
Healthy Fats Can Easily Be Added To
Your Diet and Quick To Prepare
Healthy fats are good for you and can satisfy your hunger while improving your health as shown in the video above. Below you will find some easy ways to add some healthy fats to your diet.
Eggs make a great meal for breakfast, lunch or dinner, and they are easy to prepare. These little gems only have 75 calories each and a whooping seven grams of protein. They contain choline, a B vitamin that helps regulate the nervous system, the brain, and the cardiovascular system.
Therefore, eating eggs occasionally may help improve your heart. It’s quick to fry two eggs in one of the healthy fats, add some avocado, salsa, cilantro and/or fresh chopped spinach. The sky is the limit for your creativity with eggs, and also with our next healthy fat… Avocado!
My husband and I love this Avocado Spinach Dip any time of day but mostly we enjoy it for breakfast! Try it with your healthy bread of choice and get creative. You can add a fried egg (with healthy oil), chicken, turkey or sardines for a quick and easy snack or meal. Since there is no mayonnaise and it’s made with all healthy ingredients, it’s definitely a heart healthy choice!
Extra Virgin Olive Oil (EVOO), another healthy fat, has the highest concentration of the healing polyphenols and are easily digested. These polyphenols are antioxidant and anti-inflammatory to the body. You can add EVOO to your salads along with lemon juice and some of your favorite spices, and enhance the flavor of meats and vegetables to enjoy the healthy benefits of olive oil.
How about a healthy fat “nut butter” sandwich? …with sliced banana or strawberries is not only healthy but a comfort food many remember. If you use a healthy nut butter, such as almond, walnut or cashew, you’ll be eating a protein and fiber packed meal.
TIP: Organic nut butters are the best choice or choose nut butters with as few ingredients on the label as possible to avoid added sugar or saturated oils.
Snack on some of these healthy nuts:
- Almonds for vitamin E
- Walnuts for Omega 3 fatty acids
- Pistachios for lutein and zeaxanthin… trace nutrients for healthy vision.
Soaking nuts in salt water and drying them is important as it helps with digestion. This Himalayan sea salt is highly recommended. I love nuts! …AND you should rinse them, soak them in salt water and dry them before eating them. It is well work the time and your tummy will thank you! Oily fish is full of Omega 3 fatty acids. Tuna salad anyone? Or a sardine sandwich (my husband LOVES sardines) or how about salmon salad for lunch?
Focus on heart healthy fats to satisfy
and energize you!
Are you trying to shed a few pounds? Adding healthy fats to your diet may give you a jump start. Try adding a tablespoon of organic coconut oil to each meal and see what happens! You may be pleasantly surprised!