Not all Fats are Created Equal
January 26, 2015 | Jody Gatewood
When it comes to eating healthy and weight loss, people tend to get confused about what kind and how much fat they should be eating. Fat is necessary for good health, however, some types of fat are healthier choices than others. Fats supply calories for energy, help protect organs and keep your body warm. They also help in the absorption of vitamins A, D, E, and K. If you’re confused about fats in foods and which ones to eat, use the information below to learn which fats are in and which ones are out.
Here are some suggestions for ways to include polyunsaturated and monounsaturated fats in your diet and limit saturated and trans fat:
- Use olive oil to sauté vegetables instead of butter.
- Use vegetable or canola oil when baking.
- Use oil-based salad dressings in place of cream-based dressings.
- Eat fish, such as salmon, a couple of times per week. Try our Crispy Salmon Patties or Salmon Wraps.
- Use the Nutrition Facts Label. It’s best to avoid foods that contain trans fat.