Thursday, February 28, 2013
Avocados a healthy fats that help your heart
Since the new year I have been attempting to lose weight, as most of you know this is an extremely difficult task for a person who is in their mid 50's however I am determined to keep my weight under control. Since dieting I have limited my fats, which has really created a "Fat" craving, so I did some research and found that Avocados are hight in fat but what I call the "Good Fat" According to the American Heart Association: Knowing which fats raise LDL (bad) cholesterol and which ones don't is the first step in lowering your risk of heart disease. In addition to the LDL produced naturally by your body, saturated fat, trans-fatty acids and dietary cholesterol can also raise blood cholesterol. Monounsaturated fats and polyunsaturated fats appear to not raise LDL cholesterol. Cholesterol can't dissolve in the blood. It has to be transported to and from the cells by carriers called lipoproteins. Low-density lipoprotein, or LDL, is known as "bad" cholesterol. High-density lipoprotein, or HDL, is known as "good" cholesterol. Mono and polyunsaturated fats, when consumed in moderation and eaten in place of saturated or trans fats, can help reduce blood cholesterol levels and decrease risk for heart disease. Avocados are one of the few fruits that provide "good" fats. Avocados contribute good fats to one's diet, providing 3 g of mono and 0.5 g polyunsaturated fat per 1-oz. serving. Avocados can help you meet the dietary guidelines of the American Heart Association American Heart Association recommends to: Eat a diet that is low to moderate in fat Limit saturated fat intake to less than 7% of total daily calories Limit trans fats intake to less than 1% of total daily calories Limit cholesterol intake to less than 300 mg per day A 1-oz. serving of avocado contains 0.5 grams saturated fat and is trans fat- and cholesterol-free. Plus, avocados are also sodium-free. ,a Eureka Springs Bed and Breakfast and Eureka SpringsWedding Chapel,plan your Eureka Springs vacation now,the Angel at Rose Hall is the best place for Eureka Springs lodging and Eureka Springs Weddings.