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Monthly Archives: October 2015

For this post on fats let’s get practical and talk about how to integrate good quality fats into your meals. I’ll share examples of ways I do this, but please let me know what you do to achieve this. And to be clear I don’t do all of the examples at every meal – that would be serious overkill!! Remember the general guideline on the food plate I recently shared where healthy fats are shown as c. 10% proportion of your meal. At breakfast: In a smoothie I would add either a few nuts, a heaped tsp of almond butter, half an avocado, or a heaped tsp […]
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It’s time to talk about the subject that many people struggle with – I know I did when I first started really educating myself – it’s GOOD FATS v BAD FATS! Fat from both animals and plants are good for us – packed with nutrients and energy that are essential to our wellbeing. And yes, we need both unsaturated and saturated fat – don’t be frightened of the word saturated – even though you’ve been told to steer clear most of your life! The crucial point is to be aware of what happens to get the fat from its natural source and onto your plate. As with any […]
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When it comes to food, something is called essential when the body can’t manufacture it and the only source for that nutrient comes from food. So there are some fats that we must take in through food or we’ll starve our body of them, and if you recall from last week, good fats really are essential to key bodily functions. You’ll have probably heard of Omega 3 and Omega 6 Essential Fatty Acids – 2 fats that we can’t make in our bodies from scratch – but did you know that in a typical Western diet we often get loads of Omega 6 and not enough Omega 3. […]
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Did you know that the right amount and kind of dietary fat is essential to our health? Many of us have been brought up in the no fat / low fat era and it can be difficult to get our head around the need to consume fat. However, consider that fat is: necessary for brain development in children the most concentrated energy source we have the basis of many of our hormones a carrier of certain vitamins in order body an insulator, helping to maintain body temperature any many more!   Here are some of the fat sources in my cupboards.
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