5 FOODS RICH IN GOOD FATS

5 FOODS RICH IN GOOD FATS

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When I say 5 foods rich in good fats i mean omega-3. The omega-3 fats are regarded as good fats.

Whatever meal is consumed at any time of the day, be sure to have this fatty acid in you diet.

Below are readily available foods that can be consumed.

1. Fish: A Great Source

Cold-water fish has the highest amount of DHA and EPA, the two fatty acids closely linked to heart health. The American Heart Association recommends at least two servings per week of salmon, tuna, herring, lake trout, sardines, or similar fatty fish. Why? Studies show that the omega-3s DHA and EPA lower triglycerides, fats in your blood that can lead to blocked arteries. And omega-3s can also help reduce the risk of irregular heartbeats.

2. Fortified Milk and Dairy

Children also need omega-3 fatty acids, although there’s no guideline as to how much. It’s best to get them from foods, not supplements. For kids who don’t like fish, omega-3-fortified milk and yogurt are good choices. Many infant formulas now include the fatty acid DHA because research suggests it’s important for healthy brain growth.

3. Spinach, Kale, and Leafy Greens

Another reason to eat leafy greens: They have the omega-3 fatty acid ALA. A spinach salad, a side of sautéed collard greens, and lettuce on a sandwich all boost your intake. That’s good because fatty acids don’t just promote heart health. Studies now suggest they may help other conditions, including cancer, inflammatory bowel disease, lupus, and rheumatoid arthritis.

4. Soy Foods: Tofu, Edamame, and More

Grocery shelves are full of foods made from soybeans: tofu, miso, tempeh, soy milk, and edamame. Soy products have many benefits, including the plant-based fatty acid ALA. Swap soy-based vegetable protein for ground meat in chili, add edamame to your casserole and stir fries, use soy milk in smoothies, and snack on roasted soybeans to boost omega-3s

5. Bread, Cereal, and Other Grains

Staples such as bread, cereal, and pasta are now available with added omega-3s, a way to let people eat fatty acids at every meal. It’s a good idea, though, to get at least some omega-3s in whole foods such as fish, flaxseed, soybeans, nuts, and greens

  • DHA : Docosahexanoic acids
  • ALA : Alpha lipoic acid
  • EPA : Eicosapentaenoic acid
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Toluse Francis was born in Nigeria. He is passionate about seeing people live productive lives. He has over the years helped people understand the basics of nutrition and how it affects their lives through writing, speaking and coaching. He obtained his Bachelors degree from Bowen University, Osun State Nigeria. He obtained diplomas in Mental Health and Human Nutrition respectively from Alison Educational Institute in the Republic of Ireland. He is a Certified Life Coach using Neuro-Liguistic Tool by the Amercan Union of Neuro-Linguistic Programming. He helps people live through the past or present that may want to threaten their future. This is seen in his mental health help to people ranging from eating disorders to depression, low self-esteem to mention just a few He is deeply moved towards the total wellness of the human race. He operates with philosophy prevention being better than cure His health approach is a blend of healthy eating with mind-set reshaping. He believes diseases and illness can be prevented if we all eat the right thing in the right way and at the right time He is the author is Eat Fit: a Nutritional Blueprint for Healthy Living as well as on Amazon stores worldwide. A Blogger, writer and speaker. He blogs and has his podcasts called the Eat Fit Podcast at tolufrancis.com as well as iTunes. He has written several ebooks as well and has facilitated several online and offline sessions He is the founder of The Eat Fit Academy​ Volunteering for Solid Foundation Teens and Youth Ministry since 2008 as a teen educator and counsellor. Interested in Leadership, productivity, mental health, excellence and healthy lifestyle. He has held various leadership positions in religious and secular spheres He is a two time nominee by the Nigerian Writers Award in the Health Writer of the Year Category and a recipient of the Nigeria Blogs Awards 2015 as Health Blogger of the Year. He loves to travel, design websites, take up challenges and help people. You can reach him through the various social media platforms​. Toluse resides in Lagos, South West Nigeria.