Dr. Oz: Are Saturated Fats Healthy?
Dr. Oz had a Fact or Fiction segment dedicated to fats. First up, are saturated fats healthy? The audience members were divided on this. It turns out that saturated fats are not good for you, but it can be confusing with all the studies constantly hitting the headlines.
Beef, pork, cheese, and whole milk are all high in saturated fat. It’s important to limit your amount of saturated fat.
Dr. Oz: Should Fats and Oils Should Be Used Sparingly?
Should fats and oils be used sparingly? The audience all thought so. It turns out you want good fats in your diet like oils, because they’re unsaturated fats and they’re good for you.
Good fats are oils, nuts and seeds, avocados, and fish. Replace your saturated fats with unsaturated fats.
Dr. Oz: Are We Getting the Good Fats We Need?
It turns out not all Americans are getting the good fats we need. So how do we include them? First, you could do what audience member Debra did, which was incorporate more nuts in meals quiches, salads, and the breading for chicken.
Yolanda loves avocados and she mashes them up and adds them to soups to make them more creamy without adding all the bad fats.
Dr. Oz: Choose a Good Buttery Spread
Another way to get the good fats into your diet is to use a buttery spread made from plant-based oils. You can use these in oatmeal for added flavor, increase the fluffiness of eggs by stirring it in before cooking, or spread it on a bread slice with some honey and cinnamon.
A good buttery spread should have zero trans fats, 0 to 2 grams saturated fats per serving, no partially hydrogenated vegetable oil, and no artificial preservatives.