Healthy Fats On Liquid Amino Diet
Fats have gotten a bad reputation in the past for being unhealthy. Did you know that there are actually fats that are good for you? Healthy fats are monounsaturated fats, polyunsaturated fats and fats that are high in Omega-3 oils.
The following foods are rich in heart healthy fat:
- Olive oil
- Almonds and many other nuts
- Fatty fish like wild caught salmon, herring, trout, ahi tuna, mackerel and sardines. Although ahi tuna has good fat it also contains high levels of mercury, so it is not something you want to eat every day.
- Seeds such as flaxseed, sunflower seeds, sesame seeds and pumpkin seeds
- Coconut oil is a saturated fat but carries great health benefits as well. However, be sure to eat the organic non-hydrogenated type.
While on phase 1 of the Liquid Amino Diet, you are allowed one small healthy fat serving each day. This can be eggs, almonds, olive oil, etc. The complete list is included in your guidebook. Upon completion of phase 1, healthy fats should make up about 30% of your daily caloric intake. Even though they are good fats, they do have calories, so remember to eat in moderation.
However, it is important to know that there are fats we always want to avoid; these are called trans-fats. These are what you will find in commercially baked products such as muffins, cookies, cakes and packaged snack foods. Trans-fats are also found in fried foods like French fries and fast food fried chicken. It is important to be knowledgeable about what you are putting into your body as well as your families’ bodies. Moreover, the biggest thing you have probably already learned from dieting is to READ YOUR LABELS! This is one of the most important and healthiest habits to form; and one that will continue to help you long after dieting.
If you would like more information, contact our health coaches with any questions that you may have at 1-800-980-7208.