After yesterday's post I have decided I will now be referring to unsaturated fats (though not exclusively) as the fertility fats. Unsaturated fats are found in some of the tastiest foods around, which is good news for those of us who are looking to protect our fertility, while thoroughly delighting our tastebuds.
A great way to add these beneficial fats into your diet is to use them to replace any of the lurking trans fats that may still be in your diet. If you have already managed to reduce trans fats, but still need to add more unsaturated fats, the following tips will give you some new ideas.
- Rather than spreading margarine made with partially hydrogenated oils on your toast or vegetables, why not try drizzling some olive oil over these foods?
- Having a Netflix night in? Instead of grabbing that microwaveable popcorn (some varieties have as much as 15 g of trans fats per bag) have a palmful of nuts.
- Love all things crispy, crunchy, and savory (who doesn't???)? Seaweed snacks are a great alternative to potato chips. Give them a go; you can thank me later.
- Add pumpkin, chia, or flaxseeds to your morning hot cereal. Nuts also make a nice add on to a bowl of oatmeal or any whole grain cereal. My favorite is Bob's Red Mill Gf Mighty Tasty Hot Cereal with flax seeds.
- I would like to introduce you to the love of my life: Avocado. Avocado you complete me. Simply sliced in half, they can be added to fruit and vegetable smoothies. Slices and cubed pieces add texture, color, and flavor to salads, rice and bean dishes, tacos, toast, wraps, soups, and sandwiches.
Which unsaturated fat sources do you like to include in your diet?