If you are eating foods that are high in saturated fats, you may want to think about making some changes. The Scientific Advisory Committee released a study that found a direct link between saturated fat intake and the increased risk of cardiovascular disease/high cholesterol. Luckily, there are many ways you can cut saturated fats almost entirely out of your diet by using a few simple tips.
Stop cooking with butter! Olive oil has a higher content of monounsaturated fats, which are known for lowering the risk of disease. When butter is burned, it loses the contents that are potentially healthy, whereas the monounsaturated fats found in olive oil are resistant to high heat, making olive oil alone a healthier option over butter.
Be careful with what meat you choose! The leaner the meat, the less fat it has. That has been in studies since the 80’s. But what is more controversial is putting oily fish back into your meal rotation. Research and analysis suggest that fish oils can significantly reduce the risk of not just Cardiovascular Disease, but also Rheumatoid Arthritis, Dementia, and even mouth and skin cancers.
Most importantly, don’t eat meat every day as your source of protein! Mix it up with vegetables that are high in protein, such as beans, nuts, or greens. Vegetables like quinoa and legumes, as described by Dr. Erin Coleman, are complete proteins that have all the essential amino acids. It’s important to know that animal protein doesn’t necessarily acquire the same attributable nutritional value that vegetable protein holds, making a combination of vegetable and animal proteins imperative for maintaining maximum body health.