Unsaturated Fats Protect the Heart But Still Have Calories

Unsaturated Fats Protect the Heart But Still Have CaloriesFat is needed in our diet – about 30% of our daily calories. However, not all fats are equal. Unsaturated fats- like those found in canola, olive and safflower oils – lower LDL “bad” cholesterol levels and may help raise HDL “good” cholesterol. Saturated fats -like those found in butter and palm oil – and trans fats raise LDL “bad” cholesterol. Even good fats have calories, so eat in moderation. American Heart Association Nutrition Committee

The perfect example of this is with Olive Oil.

Olive oil is extremely healthy for you it has a high content of monounsaturated fatty acids which help with heart disease and many other conditions. Olive oil is the only vegetable oil that should be consumed daily. It is allowed while on the Liquid Amino Diet in small serivings each day.  Following the Liquid Amino Diet, you should consume it daily. Studies have shown that consuming 25mL (about 2 tablespoons) of extra virgin olive oil everyday will lower cancer and coronary heart disease (CHD) mortality rates.

So if when you want to put something on your salad, go Mediterranean Style and use extra virgin olive oil and vinegar as your dressing.

If you have questions, call the health coaches at 1-800-980-7208.

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