Food Tip Friday – Eat Fats

The term “fat” sends most people running for the hills, but in reality, the GOOD fats are essential to your overall health and wellbeing.

Omega-3 essential fatty acids are one of the most beneficial groups of nutrients for your brain and overall health. They build brain cell membranes, reduce brain inflammation, and promote new brain cell formation.

They can improve your mood and memory and give you protection against brain disorders ranging from depression to dementia.

Shockingly, most American’s are deficient. Do you get enough healthy fats?

Tip Tuesday – Burning Fat

I try to remember this when my workouts go long (my current program sometimes goes to 63 minutes on doubles days – whew!), that it’s all for a reason!

Exercising for longer than 30 minutes shifts the primary macromolecules that are metabolized from glucose to fatty acids. Just keep going!

30-minutes-fat-burning-zone

Superfood Saturday – Salmon

Who likes Salmon? I love it, especially grilled, but any preparation works for me.

As I have said, my relatives in Alaska send us lots of salmon, and its always delicious. I like it because it is a lot leaner than red meat, and doesn’t contain carcinogenic compounds like other proteins can.

Salmon

The Omega-3 fatty acids help reduce cholesterol, maintain flexibility of arteries and veins and strengthen cardiac muscles, while the essential amino acids repair damages to the cardiovascular tissues. They also help reduce the blood pressure too, which of course, reduces the risk of a heart attack!

The Omega-3 fatty acids also help improve your efficiency, strengthening your memory and protecting your nervous system from damage.

So who has some tasty Salmon recipes to share with me? This girl LOVES getting new recipes!