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Healthy fats

Healthy fats
What Does Fat Do?

Fat is one of the three main building blocks of food, along with carbohydrate and protein. You need some fat in your diet but not too much.
Fat from food helps your body make new cells and tissues. Your body also needs fat to absorb certain vitamins.
Fat has more calories than carbohydrates or protein (1 gram fat = 9 calories; 1 gram protein or carbohydrate= 4 calories).
What types of fats are in food? 

Unsaturated fats are healthy fats. Types include monounsaturated fats, polyunsaturated fats, and omega-3 fats. These fats do not increase cholesterol or triglyceride levels in the blood. Some types, such as omega-3 fats, may actually lower your triglycerides. Omega-3 fats may prevent heart disease and provide other health benefits. Choose unsaturated fats instead of the unhealthy types. Saturated fats and trans fats are unhealthy fats. These fats increase cholesterol and triglyceride levels. This puts you at greater risk of heart attack or stroke. Limit these unhealthy fats.

Tips for choosing healthy (unsaturated) fats:

-Snack on a handful of nuts or sunflower seeds.
-Use olives and avocado in salads and sandwiches.
-Try different nut butters (such as cashew or almond butter) in sandwiches
-Supplement with Udo`s Oil Blend Omega 3-6-9

To get more omega-3 fats:

-Eat fish at least twice a week.
-Try flax-fortified cereals and breads.
-Add Udo`s Oil Blend Omega 3-6-9, ground flaxseed to baked goods, cereals, soups, and salads.
Which foods have healthy (unsaturated) fats?
Monounsaturated fats:
-Some vegetable oils, including olive oil, canola oil, peanut oil, sunflower oil, and sesame oil
-Avocados, Olives, Nut butters, such as peanut butter
-Many nuts and seeds, such as macadamia nuts, pecans, and almonds
-Udo`s Oil Blend Omega 3-6-9
Polyunsaturated Fats:
-Some vegetable oils, including soybean oil, corn oil, and safflower oil
-Fatty fish, such as salmon, mackerel, herring, and trout
-Some nuts and seeds, such as walnuts and sunflower seeds
-Udo`s Oil Blend Omega 3-6-9

Omega-3 Fats:
-Oily fish
-Flax seeds and flaxseed oil
-Walnuts and walnut oil
– Canola oil
-Udo`s Oil Blend Omega 3-6-9

Most of the omega oils we obtain from our diets are damaged by food processing or by exposure to heat, light or oxygen, all of which degrade the nutritional value of omega 3 and 6. Udo`s Oil Blend provides a premium natural source of unprocessed, undamaged omega 3 and 6 in a ratio that supports optimum health.
-Flax seed oil
-Sunflower seed oil
-Sesame seed oil
-Coconut oil
-Evening primrose oil
-Soy lecithin (GMO-free)
-Rice bran and oat bran germ oils
-Tocotrienol
In addition omega 3 Alpha Linolenic Acid found in Udo`s Oil Blend contributes to the maintenance of normal blood cholesterol levels.  This effect is obtained with a daily intake of 2g ALA.
Enjoy a drizzle of Udo’s Oil Blend in salad dressings, smoothies, soups, casseroles, porridge, pasta dishes, mashed or baked potatoes, protein shakes and more.

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