Macronutrients & Fats

veggieplate

 

Macronutrients

Macronutrients are carbohydrates, fats, and proteins.

Fats play a critical role in the body, but they need to be the right kind of fats. And
adrenals work much better when fed the right fats.

● Fats are an energy reserve.
● Fats provide essential fatty acids (EFA).
● Fats carry fat-soluble nutrients.
● Fats add to the texture and flavor of foods.

Monounsaturated fat (MUFAs)
MUFA’S improves blood cholesterol levels by lowering LDL levels in your blood, which
can decrease your risk of heart disease and they provide us with essential nutrients -oils that add vitamin E to the diet.
•Oils that contain monounsaturated fats are typically liquid at room temperature
like olive oil. Add avocados, peanut butter, nuts, and seeds to your diet also.

*Avocados are great for anxiety. They contain potassium, and beneficial B
vitamins and hemp oil contains the right balance of 3, 6 & 9 omegas.*
Polyunsaturated fat (PUFAs)

Oils that contain polyunsaturated fats are typically room temperature liquids like
soybean oil, flax oil, and sunflower oil. Add fatty fish to your diets such as salmon,
mackerel, herring, and trout. Nuts and seeds such as walnuts and sunflower
seeds, tofu and soybeans are also good for you. They improve blood cholesterol levels, which can decrease your risk of heart disease.

Omega-3 Fatty Acids

Omega-3 Fatty Acids are a type of polyunsaturated fatty acids
that contain EPA & DHA, essential for heart health and they decrease the risk of
arrhythmias (abnormal heartbeats), triglyceride levels and slows the growth rate
of atherosclerotic plaque and lowers blood pressure.

*Inflammation has a significant effect on anxieties and brain health. Omega-3 fats
have been shown to decrease anxiety, inflammation and help cortisol and
adrenaline from spiking. Adrenal fatigue increases inflammation, so including
good fats on a daily basis is a great way to reduce it.*

Essential Fatty Acids also…
•Slow digestion by slowing down the rate of which the stomach empties
•Slows carbohydrate digestion and therefore blood sugar spikes
•Decreases insulin resistance
•Boosts metabolism
•Increase fat and Cholesterol Metabolism
•Reduces inflammation
•Helps depression

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

w

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

%d bloggers like this: