Has anyone ever said the words, “all in moderation” to you? It might have been a parent, a doctor or a nutritionist but most of us have heard those words in a sentence at some point.
I ask because when it comes to the word “fats” in food it gets right to the point. Today is the day where we look to the “good” fats that are helpful to our bodies, especially when used in moderation.
Fat in foods usually has a bad connotation but healthy fats are critical to a person’s well being. Healthy fats help with keeping a healthy brain, it helps with cell membranes and hormone production. They also help you absorb nutrients like vitamins like A, D, E and K. Healthy fats can also help you feel full longer. All good things!
What are healthy fats you ask?
Olive oil and avocado oil are a great substitute for butter. Speaking of avocados, add these into your diet. Try having avocado with a poached egg or in a sandwich. They are a great source for healthy fat.
Nuts are another good source. Nuts like almonds, pistachios, walnuts, cashews and pecans. Do you like cheese? The good news is that mozzarella, blue cheese, feta and cottage cheese are among the top five cheeses for healthy fats. If you are looking for something sweet, small amounts of dark chocolate can fit the bill.
Private Home Health Care loves healthy fats, and wants you to remember to be certain to eat them in moderation. Like many things in life, moderation is the key to a happy and healthy life.