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The Lowdown on Low Fat

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When you have made a weight loss goal, it seems like you will do anything to get rid of fat. Am I right? I know, because I too have been there, staring at food labels with “low fat,” “sugar-free,” and other lies printed on the carton. Yes, that is right. Low fat is a lie that needs to be avoided at all costs.

Let me explain why low fat is not necessarily your healthiest option:

 “Low-fat” and “fat-free” foods are traps

Long ago, when the food industry started seeing the waistlines of people increasing and the demand for healthier options growing, they took out their chemistry sets and decided to whip up goodies that look and taste like their full fat counterparts but with more healthy looking labels.

Sadly, this brought about the invention of hydrogenated fats and oils—the ingredients where trans fats lurk.

Another harrowing detail is that, if you look at the ingredients of “low-fat” foods, you will find the presence of sugar alcohols, syrups, and other things that boosts the sugar content without lowering the calories in the slightest. Oh, and do not ignore the excess of salt either.

Now, you do not have to be a nutrition whiz to understand that when you have an excess of something in the body, the body converts it into fat for later. It does not matter if that excess is protein, carbohydrates, fat, sugar, or fat-soluble vitamins. So, even if the food is devoid of fat, you are still going to gain weight from too much sugar.

And all the extra sodium and nitrites floating around your system will induce heart problems.

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Real Life Example

Next time you are at the grocery store and have accessed to pre packaged baked goods, like muffins, do me a favor and pick up the low fat version and the regular version for a quick comparison.

For example, I found a low fat cranberry and orange muffin the other day that was 300 calories. The regular muffin had 400 calories. But, the sugar content of the low fat muffin was 38 grams compared to the other one which was 30 grams. The “reduced fat” muffin had high fructose corn syrup, shortening, and about 150 more milligrams of sodium too.

I nearly dropped the muffins in shock.

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Think About Good Fat

It may seem counterintuitive, but the body needs fat to lose fat. You cannot rid yourself completely of fat, because it is essential to a healthy system. But you can be smart about the fat you eat.

Good fats, known as MUFAs, PUFAs, and omega 3 and 6 fatty acids, maintain blood vessels, aid the nervous and endocrine system in proper functioning, and help with vitamin absorption.

Sources of good fat include:

  • Nuts and seeds like almonds.
  • Avocado and avocado oil
  • Coconut and coconut oil (in moderate amounts)
  • Extra virgin olive oil
  • Dark chocolate
  • Chia and flax seeds
  • Cheese

Simply put, if you want baked goods, make them at home. Add in healthy fat alternatives, like avocado and EVOO to satisfy your sweet tooth while upping the nutrition. And always remember, just because something sounds healthy does not mean it is. Chemicals and other toxic substitutes will only harm you in the end.

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5 Incredible Health Benefits of Almond Nuts

Who doesn’t like almond nuts? They’re definitely one of my favorites and I hope it’s yours too. Almonds have been with humans from very long time. They’ll extremely popular and is part of various cousins around the world. Not only almond nuts but the almond oil is also widely used and many skin experts believe the best essential oil for your nourishing your skin. Almond is rich in nutrients which are the health the increase the brain activity, to the digestive system and enhances longevity.

I have been using almonds from a very small age. The nutritional benefits of almond are well known around the world. Many doctors recommend using almond in your daily diet. One of the great thing about almonds are you can consume them any way you like. Personally, I like to eat them raw, well you can also use it as an ingredient in your food, as almond milk or almond floor. Body lotions and conditioners in the form of almond oil. Considering the chunk of nutrients, it has, its popularity is not quite that surprising.

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So let’s go through some of the well-known benefits of almond nuts and oil:

1. REDUCE CHOLESTEROL AND PREVENT HEART ATTACKS:
Almonds are rich in monounsaturated fatty acids and antioxidants. These two are the magic nutrients that reduce cholesterol hence blockage in the veins. Almond is rich in vitamin E and it helps to increase the overall health of the heart.

Almond is also rich in manganese, magnesium, copper, potassium and calcium. Various researchers indicate that by incorporating almonds into your daily life you reduce the chances of heart attack. Most of the doctors around the world recommend cholesterol patients to take almond daily. Well, that itself means a lot.

2. IMPROVES HEALTH OF YOUR SKIN
As mentioned earlier almonds are rich in vitamins E and antioxidants which refresh your skin and reduces the wrinkles. Almond oil helps in removing any visible signs of aging. The oil is also rich in agents like flavonol and L-catchin which fights skin cancer. By applying almond oil daily, it creates a protective layer on your skin and prevents the UV rays entering your skin. This protective layer also keeps you away from pollution and dust. All in all, it protects your skin and improves the health of your skin.

3. MAINTAIN BLOOD SUGAR LEVELS
Not only cholesterol almonds also keep the blood cholesterol level in check. Doctors also recommend almonds to diabetic patients, the nuts helps to keep your body weight in check. Antioxidants enhance production of insulin and maintain the blood sugar level.

4. INCREASE BRAIN FUNCTIONALITY
Almonds a widely known as the best brain food out there. The nuts are rich in nutrients that and hand the neural activity of your brain and those which prevent cognitive decline. Aging people with minute memory loss are asked to take almonds. The rich nutritional quantities of riboflavin and L-cartine are extremely beneficial for growing children in increasing the brain activity. Awesome!

5. AIDS IN WEIGHT LOSS
Almonds are rich in fibers and healthy fats, by consuming them the person feels he’s full. Almonds are well known to prevent overheating. When I am usually need of snacks, instead of opting for something unhealthy I go for almonds.

It gives me feeling that I have eaten something that actually I haven’t. Almonds are consumed in great quantities by bodybuilders and athletes, it helps them to maintain a healthy a much healthier body weight and also rich in essential nutrients, that aids in the growth of muscles.

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I hope you’re already taking almonds at least two or three times a week, if not consume them. They’re perfect for your health and maintaining a good appetite. The nuts and oils are beneficial for your health and also your skin.

So why not try them?

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