Tuesday, January 15, 2019 by: Zoey Sky Tags: bad fats, Diets, essential fats, fatty fish, fitness, Good fats, goodfood, goodhealth, HDL cholesterol, healthy fats, LDL cholesterol, monounsaturated fats, nutrients, nutrition, nuts, omega 3, Omega-6, polyunsaturated fats, saturated fats, slender, trans fats, vegetable oils (Natural News) If you’re trying to lose weight or make healthier dietary choices, you may be under the impression that all kinds of fats are bad for you. But this isn’t exactly true. There are four kinds of fats, and you actually need some of them to maintain your overall wellness. All fats share a similar chemical structure, which is a chain of carbon atoms bonded to hydrogen atoms. However, the four kinds of fat differ from each other because of the length and shape of the carbon chain and the number of hydrogen atoms connected to the carbon atoms. Trans fats are bad for you Trans fats, the worst type of dietary fat, are produced due … [Read more...] about Not all fats are bad for you – learn which ones you should include in your diet
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Thursday, December 20, 2018 by: Vicki Batts Tags: diet, dietary fats, Good fats, good nutrition, goodfood, goodhealth, healthy eating, healthy fats, monounsaturated fat, nutrition, polyunsaturated fat, prevent disease, saturated fat, trans fat (Natural News) For decades, dietary fats have been slammed for everything from heart disease to diabetes. Saturated fats have born the brunt of the blame, but the truth about fat is slowly rising to the surface. Back in the 1960s, the Sugar Research Foundation (a trade group known today as the Sugar Association) paid Harvard scientists to skew their research on fat, sugar and heart disease. Ever since then, fat has been the “black sheep” of the macronutrients. Today, research that hasn’t been tainted by industry interests shows that a certain amount of dietary fats are essential, including saturated fat — and that sugar is worse for you than ever imagined. Nowadays, consumers also need to be concerned with not … [Read more...] about The truth about fats – which ones are really good for you
Story highlights Fiber and protein can be higher in vegetarian meals, but saturated fat and sodium vary McDonald's Big Mac has fewer calories and less sodium than some veggie burgers (CNN)Plant-based diets have been associated with many health benefits, including a reduced risk of obesity, heart disease and Type 2 diabetes. So it might naturally follow that vegetarian fast food, which is inherently plant-based, would be more nutritionally appealing than its traditional relatives. The truth is that, although the notion works in many cases, it's not a guiding food principle you can count on. "Just because a restaurant or fast food menu item says it's vegetarian or vegan, it doesn't mean that it's automatically 'healthy.' It can have just as much, if not more, calories, saturated fat and sodium as non-vegetarian options," said Sharon Palmer, a registered dietitian and author of "Plant-Powered for Life." JUST WATCHED Is plant-based fast food healthy? Replay More … [Read more...] about Is vegetarian fast food actually good for you?
Get the Better newsletter. SUBSCRIBE It's National French Fry Day — and we aren't surprised that fried spuds have earned themselves their own holiday. A recent survey on America's favorite comfort foods found that French fries clock in at number five. Let's be honest, who doesn't salivate at the smell of warm, crispy fries dusted with salt? But the beloved fast-food side is notoriously high in unhealthy fat and calories, meaning anyone still clinging to the healthy diet they adopted in the new year has put them on the "forbidden foods" list. But before you ban French fries from the menu forever, take a deep (fried) breath. First of all, potatoes aren’t the problem. In fact, a study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition found that eating them boiled, baked or mashed doesn't pose the same health risks as eating them fried. We all know that hitting the drive-thru comes with a side of saturated fat and sodium. So if you’re craving fries, baking up a … [Read more...] about 12 French fry recipes that are actually good for you
One of the most important components of a healthy lifestyle and a lower risk for chronic illness is a balanced diet. A diet that provides all the nutrition for your body to grow, repair, and function optimally gives you the best shot at maintaining good health, managing your weight, and fostering longevity. But what does a “balanced diet” look like? These days, the term is ubiquitous. Some people contend it’s all about calories, while really, it’s all about the foods from which you’re getting them. It’s essential to secure adequate nutrition. Balanced diets consist of an array of nutrient-dense foods that come from a variety of natural sources. Many government agencies supply diet charts to give you a better idea of which foods you should be eating and how much of them to take in per day. Is There a Standard Daily Caloric Intake for a Healthy, Balanced Diet? A calorie is a measuring unit for the energy found in foods. Your body needs this energy to … [Read more...] about Guide to a Balanced Diet Chart for a Healthier Eating Plan