Posts Tagged ‘Saturated Fat’
Avocados are an amazing food. But until recently, you’d never know it. Avocados were almost a casualty of the fat-phobia that swept the nation back in the 80’s. That fat-phobia has not yet died its much-deserved death, but there are promising signs that it’s sputtering out. Which is good news for those of us trying to redeem the reputation of this (and other) glorious high-fat foods that are really, really good for your health. Here’s why avocados deserve to reclaim their place at the top of the pantheon of superfoods… Incoming search terms:Avocados:ThePerfectFuelforyourFat-BurningMetabolism|NaturalHealthSherpa com (25)
Continue reading Avocados: The Perfect Fuel for your Fat-Burning Metabolism
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Tags: avocados, beta cryptoxanthin, beta-carotene, beta-sitosterol, carotenoids, cholesterol, folate, HDL Cholesterol, heart disease, LDL cholesterol, lutein, monounsaturated fat, oleic acid, omega-9 fat, Saturated Fat, superfood, triglycerides, Vitamin A, zeaxanthin
Imagine you are walking the beach on the North Shore of Oahu in Hawaii. All around you, people are surfing, hiking, jogging, swimming and paddleboarding. Suddenly it becomes obvious which of your fellow sand dwellers are tourists and which are locals. Not only do the locals have a glow about their skin and trim figures, but they also seem to be oozing with abundant health and energy to spare! Plus, there isn’t a sniffle, cough, runny nose or apparent headache in sight. What on earth can their secret be? Is it the sun? The stress-free life? The salt air? Those […]
Continue reading Coconut Oil: A Saturated Fat that’s GOOD for You?
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Tags: Anti-inflammatory, Antibacterial, Coconut Oil, Medium Chain Triglycerides, Saturated Fat, Weight Loss
A presentation at the 245th National Meeting & Exposition of the American Chemical Society reveals that new technology is now available for making “fruit-juice-infused chocolate,” according to Stefan A. F. Bon, Ph.D. who led the research. Chocolate is composed of an emulsion of cocoa butter and water or cocoa powder combined with milk. Lecithin is added to many chocolates as an emulsifier. Bon’s team used fruit juices and other approved ingredients to form an emulsion formulated by British chemist Percival Spencer Umfreville Pickering, which uses solid particles instead of an emulsifier. Bon explains that the new technology would allow manufacturing […]
Continue reading Chocolate with Fruit Juice and Less Fat?
Posted in: Food, Healthy Drinks, News Briefs
Tags: fat content, fruit-juice-infused chocolate, Saturated Fat
Recently published data from the American Heart Association (AHA) shows that the leading cause of death among Americans is heart disease and there are four worst foods that are hazardous to the heart. These are trans fat, saturated fat, salt and added sugars. Trans fat raises the level of LDL or bad cholesterol and lowers the HDL or good cholesterol. High source of trans fat can be found in crackers, bakery goods, packaged snacks, selected margarines and other foods that contain hydrogenated oil or partially hydrogenated oil. Trans fat may also be naturally found in meat and dairy products but […]
Continue reading Worst Foods for the Heart
Posted in: Healthy Eating, Heart Health, News Briefs
Tags: leading cause of death, salt, Saturated Fat, sugar, trans fat
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