Diet Plan for Menopause-Healthy Fats

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You may have the notion that all fats are bad and should be avoided at all costs.  At one time, we rode the “low fat” wave in the US.  Every packaged food you saw on the shelves touted the “low fat” label. Unfortunately for us, most “low fat” foods were also high in processed starch and sugar. Recent research has shown that fat is not the devil.  Good fats are necessary to include in your diet.  Menopausal  women need essential fatty acids because they support hormonal balance.

Omega 3 fatty acids are an essential fatty acid that have estrogen like ingredients. They also add fiber and keep arteries healthy.  What foods will add Omega threes to your diet? Fish, such as mackerel and Atlantic salmon. One of my favorite vegetables, the avocado.  Seeds such as flax seed and chia seeds contain Omega threes.  These are easy to sprinkle or stir into your favorite foods. Nuts, such as English walnuts and butternuts.  Some of your favorite spices, like fresh basil, dried oregano and ground cloves also contain Omega threes.

With such a variety of foods available to add healthy fats to your diet, you should be able to find something you like to do the trick! Want some easy,tasty kitchen tested recipes that include healthy fats? Get them here!

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Author: Sue Kauffman

Health and PE teacher in Central PA. Exercise, fitness and nutrition junkie. Married, two teen girls (pulling out hair daily). Love to ballroom dance. Beachbody customer and coach. e-mail me at suek11@embarqmail.com

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