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Focus on Fats

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Get the REAL Fat Facts

Is a healthy diet low or high in fat? From the Atkins plan to the Ketogenic diet, many misconceptions about fat circulate in the nutrition world.

Dietary fat is necessary to have in our daily dietary pattern because it helps absorb fat-soluble vitamins, regulates inflammation, and enhances satiation to help with fullness. Unsaturated fats are considered healthiest because they lower LDL (bad) cholesterol, raise HDL (good) cholesterol and lower the risk for heart disease and stroke. Focusing on healthy fats, while consuming saturated fats in moderation, will benefit your health long term.

 

Monounsaturated fat has a single bond that is created naturally in our bodies. Olive oil is an example. Polyunsaturated fat is essential and needed for blood clotting, inflammation, & muscle movement. The two main types include omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids.

Facts on Flax

Explore this versatile underrated healthy fat.

 

Types of Flax: Brown flaxseeds and Golden flaxseeds can be purchased whole or ground. Whole flaxseed can be ground at home with a coffee grinder.

 

Health Benefits: Flaxseed is high in omega-3 fatty acids, which help fight inflammation. Flax is also high in Lignans, which are powerful anti-oxidants, as well as a good source of fiber and magnesium.

 

Storage: Flaxseeds will turn rancid. Store ground flax in the refrigerator once opened. Whole flax can be stored at room temperature in an airtight container.

 

How to Enjoy: Sprinkle onto hot or cold cereal, yogurt or a salad. Add to any baked goods recipe, or toss with roasted vegetables.

Choose for Health AND Flavor

Healthy fats can be a great way to add flavor to your meal.

Try choosing condiments, dressings, and salad toppings that bring health and interest to your plate.

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PECANS             

WALNUTS         

ALMONDS   

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Sprinkle Seeds

CHIA SEEDS
FLAX SEED
SUNFLOWER SEEDS
PEPITAS (PUMPKIN)
EDAMAME
Embrace Oils​

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AVOCADO

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Did You Know?

Recent research among 136,000 study subjects in 21 countries followed for nine years suggest two or more servings of full-fat dairy was associated with a 22% lower risk of heart disease, 34% lower risk of stroke and 23% lower risk of death from cardiovascular disease.

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