Dispelling the Myths on Dietary Fat
By Dr. Suzanne Steinbaum, Heart Health Expert
“Is it good or bad for you?” As a cardiologist, this is one of the most common questions I get asked about dietary fat.
American Heart Month is the perfect time to dispel the myths about dietary fat. You may be surprised to learn that only 40% of consumers view unsaturated fats as healthy, and that they’re often confused when it comes to good vs. bad fats and the foods that contain them. Wish you had a turn-key resource […]
Summer Spotlight with Heart Health Expert, Suzanne Steinbaum, MD
With the warm summer upon us and lots of fresh, colorful produce coming into the season, it’s a great time to focus on all the delicious ways to add more fruits and vegetables to meals, snacks, and even desserts!
By Dr. Suzanne Steinbaum
Living a heart-healthy lifestyle can be challenging, especially if you don’t know where to begin. When I speak to people, their biggest concern always seems to be what foods to eat. With so many conflicting messages, sometimes it is overwhelming.
A pilot study conducted by University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) and published in the scientific journal, Food and Function, found that eating one-half of a fresh medium Hass avocado with a burger, rather than eating the burger alone, may curb the production of compounds that contribute to inflammation in healthy men.
This Father’s Day share the reasons and ways dads can Love One Today®. One of the only fresh fruits that packs good fat, avocados contribute 3 grams of monounsaturated and 0.5 grams of polyunsaturated fat per 1-oz serving.
Don’t let your clients be April-fooled by avocados. Share these surprising facts.
When the days get colder and the nights get longer, sometimes the solution calls for warm and delicious comfort food. However, these nostalgic dishes are often high in saturated fats and sodium. The good news is that with the help of avocados, clients can make simple tweaks to family favorite meals that swap out saturated fats for good fats and still satisfy the cool-weather cravings.
Move over meats and make room for something greener –fresh avocados. This cholesterol free, creamy fruit with naturally good fats is not only a great companion to any grilled protein; you can also throw them directly on the grill to infuse a deliciously smoky flavor.