Not All Oils Are Equal

Use only natural oils and fats like olive oil, which is high in monounsaturated fatty acids. This may help reduce one’s risk of heart disease. Coconut oils are great for high heat cooking. Other acceptable oils are sesame oil, flaxseed oil, grape seed oil, peanut oil and walnut oil. All of these oils are high in omegas, which may promote a healthy heart. Heat and light spoil the oil. Over time, oils can degrade and lose some of their good nutritious qualities. Store your oil in a cool, dark place and replace it if it smells bitter or “off.” Some oils — particularly polyunsaturated oils such as grape seed or walnut oil — are quick to turn rancid. Store these oils in the refrigerator.

Read Food Labels

Learn how to read the labels on each package. Watch for long ingredient lists, especially ingredients that you don’t understand or cannot pronounce. Watch for GMOS (genetically modified organisms), HFCS (high fructose corn syrup), sodium nitrite, MSM (mechanically separated meat, sodium benzoate, artificial food coloring like yellow no. 5 or red dye no. 3, and MSG.

 Now with the new Nutrition Fact Label will be more effective, realistic, more recent and accurate nutrition information based on updated scientific evidence helping the consumers make wise choices, could help you know what you are eating, using the calories to keep track of your intake, counting your calorie to Lose Weight or maintain it, improve your health and help reduce the risk of some diseases.

Fight Hunger with Unprocessed Foods

Learn how to control hunger by eating natural foods that are not processed or refined. Avoid refined carbohydrates, which will not satisfy your hunger, but instead just makes you gain weight. It is best to create healthy habits and focus on healthy good foods, which will stop you from eating junk food. Overtime, you’ll start to crave healthy foods.

Flax Seed for Fiber

Use flax seed when making any dough for bread or cookies. Add ¼ cup for 1 cup of flour to add fiber. Also, you can mix 1 tablespoon of flax seed with 3 tablespoons of water to make one egg substitute for any recipe that calls for eggs, if you’re vegan.