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I found this great article on IdealShape.com, When it comes to fats, the big red X that used to cover all of them has somewhat shrunk. As we begin to understand more about the difference between LDL and HDL Cholesterol, and saturated and unsaturated fats. So what are healthy fats we should be eating?  We’ve learned that unsaturated fats are great for your heart, lower your cholesterol and improve your overall health, here’s a list of foods you can add to your diet that will make you healthier in the end.

These are pretty high in calories, but remember; eating healthy isn’t just about calorie counting.

1. Avocados
We will get this one out of the way first because it’s one of the most obvious choices. Avocados are loaded with healthy monounsaturated fats that have been proven to help lower your blood cholesterol. Avocados make a great substation for things like butter, cream cheese, or mayo to replace saturated fats.  I've even seen a chocolate mousse made with avocados.

2. Fatty Fish
Fish that are more “Oily” like salmon, tuna, mackerel and trout are amazing sources of Omega-3 fatty acids. Omega 3s can lower blood pressure and studies show that a healthy intake can help combat conditions like rheumatoid arthritis and depression.

3. (Pea)Nut Butter
Peanut Butter is the most obvious when we talk about nut butters, but there are also several others like cashew and almond butter which actually taste pretty good. Not only are these a source of healthy fats, but they contain a healthy dose of protein in each serving. However, this doesn’t mean you get a free pass to eat peanut butter hand over fist. When you shop for peanut butter, try to find peanut butter without added sugars and as few ingredients as possible on the label.

4. Olive Oil
Olive oil is a great cooking buddy that has been shown to reduce the risk of heart disease, high blood pressure, and several types of cancer. Olive oil is loaded with calories though, so try to keep down to a tablespoon  or two as each one contains about 100 calories.

5. Eggs
Our poor friend the egg has gone through a lot of bad press in my lifetime. Originally they were awesome for you, then they were bad for you, then health experts said they were good for you as long as I lost the yolk, but now the yolk is back on the table. While the yolks contain some saturated fats, a lot of the best vitamins and minerals can be found in the yolks and a much larger portion of the fats are unsaturated. So go ahead and throw the whole egg into your breakfast omelets.

There you go. 5 healthy fats that will definitely help round out a great diet.

Check out more great articles by IdealShape HERE

 
 
Bananas are on of my fav fruits, so it was interesting to find out all it's amazing benefits. Take a look........
 
 
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I love facebook for numerous reasons, one in particular is that I'm able to find new products. I stumbled on a new monthly subscription service for healthy snacks called NatureBox. They offer different levels but the most popular is the NatureBox deluxe package. The deluxe package contains 5 FULL-sized packages of great tasting, nutritionist approved snacks each month.

According to NatureBox, the mission is: 
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Healthy Is Better,
Foxxy

 
 
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OMG!?!?!?!?!? These are the best chips on the planet right now! Blue Corn Torilla Chips are my favorite snack. If I go to work without some of these chips in my lunch bag, WE'RE going to have a problem LOL! 

I discovered blue chips watching a episode of Dr. Oz in March 2012. He gave a list of health snacks and one that caught my eye was the "Skinny dip and chips". I was able to find the recipe for you on www.drozfans.com.

Dr Oz: Skinny Dips & Chips Recipe This helps to boost your metabolism, which will help you shed the pounds quicker.

- 1/2 cup of 2% Greek yogurt
- 1 tsp of walnuts
- garlic
- black pepper
- 1 tsp of hot sauce
- ½ oz of blue potato chips (Blue potato chips contain a compound to trick your body into thinking it is thin.)
-1 cup of cherry tomatoes

Believe me when I tell you, this dip is delicious!  I was addicted to it at one point. For anyone doing Weight Watchers this recipe is only 5 points! Totally worth it!

Enjoy,
Foxxy

 

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