Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Do Americans Eat Too Much Fat?

Are Americans eating too much fat? Or are we Americans simply eating the wrong fats? According to Chef Dr. Dr. John La Puma, the answer is that we are eating the wrong fats. We are eating too many bad trans fats that are in most packaged, processed foods and unfortunately the good essential fats are getting left out.We are not eating enough good fats such as Omega 3s. Dr. La Puma, author of Chef MD's Big Book of Culinary Medicine, "Omega 3s are anti-inflammatory and help protect the immune system, brain, heart, and arteries. The doctor has stated that Omega 3s can help lower high triglyceride levels in the blood, a silent risk for heart disease.

The American Heart Association has said the omega 3s can protect against irregular heart rhythms that can cause sudden death, slow the rate of arterial hardening, and help to reduce blood pressure. Those are some pretty important reasons to be sure you are getting the omega-3s you need!

Here are a couple of simple ways to increase the omega 3s in your diet; trade the chips in your diet for nuts and some of the steak for salmon.

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