Fat, Trans Fat, Cholesterol; we’ve all heard these terms tossed around countless times when the topic of health and well-being comes up. We’ve been told numerous times to avoid a diet high in fat or to choose foods that are ‘low-fat’ in hopes of shedding those extra few pounds before summer starts and to avoid the potential outcome of fat clogging our arteries and leading to heart disease or worse.
However, you might be surprised to learn that fats can be your friend! Not all fats are created equal and different types of fat serve different purposes when adopted into a diet and lifestyle. For instance, decades ago, avocadoes were believed to be detrimental to a healthy diet as they contained substantial levels of cholesterol. Later breakthroughs in nutrition science revealed that despite containing a sizable amount of cholesterol, the cholesterol is a phytosterol, a form of plant cholesterol that actually for cholesterol absorption in the human body. If eaten in moderation, healthy fats such as those found in avocados can be very good for heart health and your overall well-being.
Healthy fats not only support a healthy heart and overall health; but also help us feel more satisfied and full for longer. Feeling full means smaller meal portions and better absorption of fat soluble nutrients like Vitamin A, E, D, and K. Who knew eating a ‘fat’ diet leads to weight loss?
Fats do have a more sinister side in the form of trans fats, though. Also known as “partially hydrogenated oils,” trans fats are highly processed and spike bad cholesterol levels, which increases the risk of heart disease and coronary problems. How can we avoid them? Look for foods low in trans-fats and higher in saturated fats such as vegetables; these foods give us energy and are a part of the building blocks for our bodies.
What if I’m too busy to maintain this balance on the go?
Fortunately, Stabilyze bars are the perfect candidate for not only a source of healthy fats derived from nuts such as almonds, peanuts and cashews; but they also are a delicious grab n’ go option. Nuts are chock full of protein and fiber as well as Vitamin E and magnesium, meaning that they provide a satisfying snack and help keep weight gain, heart disease and diabetes at bay when incorporated into a well-balanced and nutritious meal plan.
Stabilyze bars are available in three mouthwatering flavors: Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Cup, Dark Chocolate Thin Mint Cookie and Dark Chocolate Coconut Cashew. Our carefully formulated bars are a great source of protein, fats and many more nutrients while still maintaining the decadent taste and texture of a candy bar. Stabilyze your diet with this easy, tasty treat that will keep you on your feet!