Wednesday, April 14, 2010

It’s Food like this ..that gives Fat a bad name!!!

Are you guys going to try KFC’s new Double Down Sandwhich .It’s only 540 calories with 32 grams of fat, and 1380 mg of sodium. If that is a little too fattening why don’t you try the Grilled Double Down sandwhich. For a mere 460 calories, 23 grams of fat, and 1430 mg of sodium this definetly seems to be the much healthier option.  You’ll meet your weight loss goals in no time because it has no bread. You see by eliminating the bread KFC has made this sandwhich completly healthy .  The two fried pieces of chicken with cheese and ham will help you get that beach body in no time. Read this old post for why carbs are not bad!!

Besides from the fact that this sandwhich looks disgusting it is really a heart attack wrapped in paper and the amount of sodium in it is ridiculous. (The recommended daily allowance of sodium is 2400 that's half of the sodium in one sandwhich ).

Aside from this monstrosity. Fat is an essential part of your diet. Fats or lipids provide energy to your body, protect your organs, store nutrients, and regulate your body’s temperature. The problem is not fat but the types of fat that we eat. In general a person’s diet should have between 7-10% of saturated fat (whole milk, cream, ice cream, cheeses, butter, lard, palm oil, and red meats.) Ideally people need to eat more monosaturated (avocados, olive oil, canola oil, peanut oil and other nuts) and polysaturated fats (safflower, fish, soybeans).

Diets high in saturated fats can change your blood lipid profile (aka lead to a high LDL count or bad cholesterol). LDL cholesterol is dangerous because it is so small that it can collect in the lining of damaged artieries. Over time this build up can lead to plaque in your arteries or atheroscoleris. On the other hand, HDL ( high density lipoprotein) prevent arterial plaque formation.

One group of peeps who have perfected the proper use of fats are the greeks. Their Mediterrean diet has been studied because of their use of healthy fats. Side bar about 80% of the mediterrean diet comes from fat. Click here to read more about it.

Later gators!!


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