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  • Woolworths - Fat Myths
    There are two major classes of fat Saturated fats are found mainly in full fat dairy foods fatty meats and vegetable oils that have been processed for use in pastries biscuits fast foods chips and many snack foods They are known as bad fats as they can increase cholesterol levels in our blood Unsaturated fats however are considered good as they help lower cholesterol levels in the blood and do not contribute to fatty deposits in our arteries All the essential fatty acids fit into this category There are two types of unsaturated fats Monounsaturated fats are found in nutritious foods such as olive oil canola most nuts avocados lean meats and poultry Polyunsaturated fats include the essential omega 3 and omega 6 fats which are vitally important to the structure of the brain nerves and eyes Omega 3s are found in seafood linseeds walnuts and green vegetables while omega 6s are in sunflower seeds soy beans corn safflower and grapeseed oils Fresh ideas for choosing good fats and reducing bad fats Make your own delicious spaghetti marinara using a fresh seafood mix Cook the seafood with chopped onion in a little olive oil tomato and plenty of garlic and serve over freshly boiled spaghetti For a healthy vegetarian meal featuring only healthy fats including omega 3s stir fry some bok choy zucchini green beans baby corn and mushrooms in a little sesame oil and top with linseeds sunflower seeds and sliced almonds Try to have two fish meals fresh or canned a week to ensure you re getting plenty of omega 3 essential oils To reduce your intake of saturated fats try choosing low fat or reduced fat dairy products such as yoghurt milk and cheese which still include plenty of great flavour but are significantly lower in fat

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  • Woolworths - Fibre Myths
    Fibre is essential for a healthy digestive system and most Australians don t get nearly enough On average we consume 18 25g of fibre daily whereas health authorities recommend we should consume a minimum of 30g every day As well as helping with digestion some types of fibre may also help with stabilising our glucose and cholesterol levels Fibre rich foods are often bulky and therefore filling They also tend to be low in fat Fresh ideas on increasing fibre Choose brown rice wholemeal flour and pasta and wholegrain cereals and bread instead of white wherever possible as they are less refined and therefore have more natural fibre Most wholemeal choices are also higher in vitamins and minerals than refined products For a filling fibre rich salad combine couscous roasted pumpkin rocket lettuce fetta snow peas and cherry tomatoes Drizzle with olive oil and top with crumbled walnuts A fruit salad is a delicious and easy way to get natural fibre Make your fruit salad interesting by including seasonal fruits such as quince guava nashi pears pomegranate or raspberries Share on Facebook Tweet this Bookmark at Delicious Digg this Share this page on Specials Promotions Weekly Catalogue Promotions Competitions Fresh

    Original URL path: http://www.woolworths.com.au/wps/wcm/connect/website/woolworths+bkp/dr-rosemary-stanton/myths-and-facts/fibre-myths/fibre+myths (2014-01-05)
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