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Entries Tagged ‘Nutrition & Diet’

Refined Carbohydrates Threaten Your Heart not Saturated Fat

This month in Scientific American an article appeared discussing the new thinking on refined carbohydrates, saturated fat and heart disease. The article reports that despite 30 years of reducing saturated fat consumption the obesity rate has more than doubled, diabetes has tripled, and heart disease is still America’s biggest killer.

An OMEGA-3 Breakfast of Champions

Walnuts, Macadamias and flax seeds are great sources of plant based OMEGA-3 fat. OMEGA-3 fats are so important for so many things. Deficiencies in OMEGA-3 fats have been associated with asthma, heart disease and learning deficiencies. OMEGA-3 fats are termed “essential” because your body cannot make it out of other compounds. Thus you must get enough of it in your diet each and every day. If you use good quality eggs you’ll be getting some additional animal based OMEGA-3 fats as well.