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3 Fatty Foods That Make You Thin
Unfortunately fats get a bad rap in today’s society. Despite the fact that many saturated fats are unhealthy, monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats protect your heart, increase your testosterone levels and help build lean muscle. Too often we view “fat-free” diets as the best plan for weight loss, denying the fact that simple carbs are often to blame. Here are six fats that should be part of your daily diet.
1) Olive Oil
Olive oil contains no cholesterol and is the most easily absorbed edible fat. It is also one of the most versatile foods; you can bake with it, fry with it and even use it as salad dressing. Olive oil increases your good cholesterol (HDL) while lowering your bad cholesterol (LDL) and protects against heart disease. It also lowers blood pressure and normalizes blood clotting. Switching from butter to olive oil will burn fat and protect your heart.
Avocados contain over twenty different phytonutrients essential for your body. Avocados have been shown to prevent cancer, lower LDL, and protect your heart. They contain vitamin E and healthy monounsaturated fatty acids. Avocados taste great and fill you up with healthy fats that can satisfy your hunger better than simple carbohydrates.
3) Peanut Butter
Everything in excess can be unhealthy but small amounts of peanut butter are extremely healthy. They are full of monounsaturated fats and have been shown to reduce overall snacking. Grabbing one scoop out of the jar can be a convenient way to add some healthy fats, boost your testosterone levels, and quell your stomach.
The information supplied in this article is not to be considered as medical advice and is for educational purposes only.
|Healthy Diets23 May 2011|