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RUSSELL_40
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1/22/13 2:45 P

I like to add fat with cheese, fish, or macadamia nuts. I use olive oil, but it isn't something I really like.



YOJULEZ
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1/22/13 2:42 P

Becky is correct. I never meant to mean that bacon is a healthy fat... just that it could be worked in pretty easily.



DIETITIANBECKY
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1/22/13 2:14 P

You have been given many ideas for healthy fats, others include:
oils such as olive, canola, soybean, sunflower, safflower, corn, peanut, sesame,

Bacon while classified as a fat (not a protein), would not fall in the healthy category due to the saturated fat amount and the sodium content. Consider bacon as a flavoring condiment. Yes, you can work it into a healthy diet---but it would not be classified as a healthy fat.

SP dietitian Becky

Edited by: DIETITIANBECKY at: 1/22/2013 (14:14)


YOJULEZ
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1/22/13 2:06 P

Ha, well, you can still eat bacon too. It's not nearly as bad as people make it out to be. I buy center-cut bacon and 2 slices is only 50 calories and 4 grams of fat, 1.5 of which are saturated fats. I buy Private Selection (Kroger's fancy store brand) but Hormel also sells center cut. Regular cut bacon is higher in fat and calories. So, you might be able to fit in bacon on your sandwiches still. Or, even better, slice up one slice and put with your salad!



PATTISWIMMER
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1/22/13 2:03 P

good fats are omega 3, salmon, tuna, walnuts, flax seed , avocados, almonds, olive oil.



MEEMAH2013
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1/22/13 1:59 P

Thank you so much. I was having a difficult time because my mind kept saying animal fat and I knew that wouldn't be good. I think I was just missing my bacon sandwiches! I have a lot to learn.



SUEK24
Posts: 1,139
1/22/13 1:55 P

The best nuts for good fats (monounsaturated fat) are macadamia nuts, almonds and cashews. Pecans and peanuts could also fit into that group, as a better choice though not the absolute best.



YOJULEZ
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1/22/13 1:44 P

That could work too, or nuts. You just have to be extra careful on the portions of seeds and nuts because there's a lot of calories in a small amount. But they're great for a topping on salads since you don't use much anyway. You could also make your own salad dressings with olive oil and different vinegars and whatever other you like (I like dijon mustard and shallots, mixed w/ red wine vinegar and olive oil), just again, watch the portions.



MEEMAH2013
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1/22/13 1:31 P

ok. thanks! I will try the cooking oil thing. Maybe get some sunflower seads for salad?



YOJULEZ
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1/22/13 1:14 P

Good fats are in things like olive oil, avocados, and nuts. There's more too but those are just what I came up with off the top of my head. Olive oil is probably the easiest to integrate into a diet, unless you like avocados (I don't). You can just add a tsp here and there to your cooking, or start roasting your veggies with it.



MEEMAH2013
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1/22/13 1:12 P

On one of my reports I saw where there was a message that said I am not taking in enough fats. What are good fats and where do I find them?



 
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