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The Best Heart-Healthy Fats

 

Want to know about the best heart-healthy fats? Heart-healthy oils and fats can be beneficial for your weight, too!

 

Pop quiz: Do you know the difference between saturated fat, omega-3s, and other types of fats? If you know the answers, I am so impressed!

Fats get victimized, but the truth is some fats are good for you and some simply aren't. Luckily, I'm here to take out the guesswork from your detective work on fats. From snacks to seafood, I'm setting the facts about fats straightand sharing a list of the best heart-healthy fats with you. These good-for-you fats can help lower your "bad" cholesterol and increase your "good" cholesterol, all while helping to reduce your risk of heart disease. And yes, there are plenty of heart-healthy fat options for fans of 
plant-based eating (like me!), too. For starters, take a look at top vegetarian sources of omega-3s.

 

Want a list of healthy fats? These heart healthy foods will make delicious heart healthy meals! #healthyfats #fats #nuts #healthyrecipe #hearthealth

 

9 of the Healthiest Fish to Eat

Even though I'm a vegetarian and don't eat fish, I do take my 
omega-3 supplements. Why? Because EPA and DHA omega-3s (found in fatty fish) are super beneficial food to your health. Check out which healthy fish I recommend eating on the regular, in this INSIDER article.

 

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How to Eat More Nuts

Love cashews, almonds, or pistachiosor all of the above? These small but mighty bites are perfect for on-the-go snacking. How else can you use nuts? Check out this Food Network article, in which I share the deets on my favorite ways to add nuts to meals. Also find out about 
seeds for weight loss.

 

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Amy's Recipe of the Week: Chocolate Strawberry Overnight Oats with Pistachios
 

Maybe you think heart-healthy fats like nuts are just for savory dishes. Nope! I love adding pistachios to overnight oats. This recipe is oh-so simple to whip up and full of heart-healthy fats, along with plenty of protein. The combo will help keep you full for hours to come. Whip out that mason jar and start meal prepping! If you're a fan of overnight recipes, also try mango overnight oats and an overnight barley breakfast.

 

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Which of these heart-healthy fats do you eat often? What's your favorite heart-healthy fat? Did all your questions about how are calories calculated get answered? Tag @amydgorin on Instagram  and Pinterest and @amygorin on Twitter  and Facebook.

  

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Amy Gorin is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist, media personality, and writer in the NYC area.