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Incorporate Healthy Fats & Omega 3s


Are all fats bad? No. In fact, the American Heart Association (AHA) recommends a diet with some unsaturated fats and fewer saturated fats.

Studies show that unsaturated fat lowers rates of cardiovascular mortality. It also lowers bad cholesterol and triglyceride levels. Foods like fish, avocado and nuts give your body the essential fats it needs but can’t produce on its own.

On the opposite end of the spectrum, saturated fats, hydrogenated oils, and trans fats increase risk of heart disease and raise bad cholesterol levels. They have minimal to no nutritional benefits. You can find these fats in red meats, dairy products, tropical oils like coconut oil, and sugary treats like donuts and cake.

Today, let’s work more healthy fats into your meals and snacks. For example, instead of frying up some bacon for breakfast, make yourself some avocado toast on whole grain bread. This simple switch powers your heart with the healthy fats and energy it needs.

Looking for more ways to incorporate unsaturated fats into your diet? Check out these ideas from the AHA. 

What are your favorite sources of healthy fats? Tell us in our challenge update thread here, in our private Facebook group, or on Twitter, or Instagram. Tag us with #healthynurse! 

Find this helpful? Use the social media links on the left side of your page to share it with a nurse and invite them to join Healthy Nurse, Healthy Nation! Want to invite others to receive text messages with these tips? Ask them to text healthynurse to 52886. 

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Blog Challenge Tips 02/15/2022 11:42am CST

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