Foody Friday: 3 Healthy Fats

Feb
15th
2013

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Healthy Fats

I’ve been trying my best to incorporate more healthy/good fats into my diet lately, and the three pictured above have become my absolute favorites.

  • Avocados- My favorite way to eat this little guy is in the form of guacamole, but I’ve also been putting 1/2 of one in my green smoothie each morning. It adds a creaminess that is just the best. Avocados have lots of monounsaturated fat, which decreases our risk of heart disease and regulates blood sugar. WIN.
  • Extra Virgin Olive OilThe brand pictured above is particularly tasty, so I’ve been either eating a tablespoon by itself at some point during the day or putting some on sardines for a snack (Omega 3s, yall).  Olive oil is high in monounsaturated fat as well.
  • Organic Extra Virgin Coconut Oil-What can’t you do with coconut oil? I love it in my hot tea, and I also use it almost exclusively when cooking. If you ask me, there’s nothing better than a sweet potato sauteed in coconut oil. The medium chain fatty acids in coconut oil help to ward off heart disease and hardening of the arteries.
How about y’all? What are your favorite healthy fats?
Happy Friday!


by Dawn Grimes


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    I swear by the coconut oil! My holy grail and mother of oils

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