February Nutrition Tip- Week 2- Healthy Fats to Enhance your Recipes
Not all fats are bad, even though conventional marketing hype would lead you to believe otherwise. Eating fats doesn't make you fat. Eating too many of the wrong KINDS of fat will add to your belt line over time. Everyone NEEDS fat! Inadequate fat intake can lead to lean muscle tissue breakdown, muscle fatigue, accumulation of fatty tissue, lack of energy, and poor athletic performance.
Good fats raise your good cholesterol (HDL) and lower your bad cholesterol (LDL). To an extent, your cholesterol numbers are dictated by genetics but what we eat can have a huge impact on the raising and lowering of that number! Try adding these healthy sources of fat to your favorite dishes:
Unprocessed coconut oil
About an ounce of the seeds and 1 teaspoon of the oil is the ideal amount to add. Happy eating!