It’s a no brainer that food nutrition is a key element to getting fit, especially the #MartinezWay! In a previous post I informed you about the importance of adding fiber, and now I want you to know about fatty foods—the good ones and the bad ones. So this post is so phat, I hope you share it! LOL.
Now good fats help with four categories, best & good fats and bad and worse Fats, so you can better gauge what to add or eliminate from your diet, TODAY!
And for you that need a more visual reminder of which fatty foods to eat and which to avoid, check the phat infographic–pun intended! Think I’ll pin it to my Pinterest board. PINTEREST friends, which one of you will pin it first?
(Mono Unsaturated Fats)
Oil: olive, peanut, canola
Olives: All are good
Nuts: almonds, pecans, pistachios, hazelnuts, Peanut Butter (Old fashioned, you know the kind you have to stir.)
Omega 3 & 6: “Essential fatty acids” which can’t be produced by the body
Fatty Fish: salmon, tuna, mackerel & Herring
Nuts: Flax seed, pumpkin, sunflower, walnuts
Oil: Corn, soybean
Bacon & Bacon grease
Whipped cream and Half & Half
Lard and salt pork
Palm & Palm
Hydrogenated or partially Hydrogenated fats.
Avoid animal fat and try to eat less red meats. Most experts recommend we get 30% of our calories from fat. But we can survive fine on 20-25%. The question is are you getting enough of the right fats?
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