Posts tagged Olive oil
The Magic Number 23

20-35% of your total daily calories should come from fat because in addition to providing flavour, texture, and energy, dietary fats supply fat-soluble vitamins (vitamin A, D, E, and K). Because fats are more energy-dense than carbohydrates and proteins, they also help us to feel full and satisfied after eating a high-fat meal and may help us lengthen the time between meals.

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Here Fishy Fishy

Now that you know heart-healthy fats exist, adding flavor and texture to your food while providing energy and vitamins to your body, I thought this would be a good time to introduce you to my two friends omega-3 and omega-6. Both of these guys are essential fatty acids. ‘Essential’ means you need to eat foods containing these two fatty acids because your body is unable to make them by itself.

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Heart-Healthy Staple

Out of all your staple items, which one do you think is heart-healthy? Ketchup? Try again…how about olive oil? Olive oil is a great example of one of the main sources of monounsaturated fatty acids, in other words a good heart-healthy fat. For more information regarding heart-healthy fats please see my post The F Word. Now the tricky part is figuring out how to use it.

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