Fight Fat with Fat? Nutty!

Who woulda thunk that you could offset the effects of a meal high in saturated fat by eating another food high in fatwalnuts.

Eating a meal high in saturated fat causes our veins and arteries to narrow, stiffen and the lining to become sticky. This article from RealAge tells us a few things we can do to mitigate the consequences of a high saturated fat meal. Here’s a link to the article:

Not Your Average Nut – RealAge Tip of the Day

Many nutritionists and researchers say replacing some of the fat in our diet with a few nuts will give us an important boost of flavonoids and antioxidants. They say to replace, rather than add, because fat is the most calorie dense of the three main food components (protein, carbohydrates & fats).

The article also mentions the effect of chocolate (dark, of course) on blood vessels. I hope you have deduced that the effects are positive.

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