“A piece of fruit never made anyone fat.” Thank you! So sick of diets that won’t allow you to eat the beautiful, healthy, natural food God put on this earth. Gimme a break. Just show some self control and don’t eat a pound of grapes at a time, ok? ;)
Greapeseed oil: Grape Seed Extract and its oil is derived from the seeds of a grape. Due to their nutritional and medicinal properties grapes, their seeds, and leaves have been used in many home remedies for centuries.
Walnut oil: Walnuts and walnut oil are rich in antioxidants and are one of the best antioxidant sources among the tree nuts.
Avocado Oil: Avocado oil is of of the few oils not pressed from oil-rich seeds but from the flesh of the fruit of the avocado tree
Coconut Oil: The health benefits of coconut oil include hair care, skin care, stress relief, maintaining cholesterol levels, weight loss, increased immunity, proper digestion and metabolism, relief from kidney problems, heart diseases, high blood pressure, diabetes, HIV and cancer, dental care, and bone strength.
Olive Oil: In addition to bolstering the immune system and helping to protect against viruses, olive oil has also been found to be effective in fighting against diseases such as: Cancer,Heart Disease, Stress, Blood Pressure,Diabetes,Obesity,Arthritis and Osteoporosis
Hemp seed oil: Hemp seed and oil has been called “Nature’s Perfect Food for Humanity”
Flax seed oil: Flax Seed Oil is derived from flax seeds, flax seeds are an excellent source of Omega-9 and Omega-3 essential fatty acids. They are also a very good source of dietary fiber and protein, as well as manganese, folate, Vitamin B6, magnesium, phosphorous, lecithin, zinc, and copper. In addition, flax seeds are concentrated in lignan, which has been shown to fight both breast cancer and colon cancer.
Brazil Nut Oil: Brazil Nut Oil is also one of the best sources of selenium around Least Healthy
Palm oil: This oil is generally found in processed foods and contains a high ratio of saturated fat. Studies show it may raise the risk of heart disease and spike cholesterol levels.
Cottonseed oil: Cottonseed oil is so toxic that it is often used as a pesticide
Vegetable and soybean oil: Hydrogenated oils and fats are extra-saturated and can increase “bad” LDL cholesterol and decrease “good” HDLcholesterol.
They’re typically found in processed foods and snack items with a longer shelf-life.
Corn oil: Corn Oil’s polyunsaturated acids are the prime requirements for cancer growth. Long-term corn oil use is associated with colon cancers because it inhibits an enzyme used to prevent cancer growth.
Further, Japanese researchers have found that long-term use of corn oil and other corn products increases mortality rates and esophageal cancers.
Canola oil: Canola oil comes from genetically engineered rapeseed. Rapeseed is easy to produce because it is so toxic not even insects want it. It was originally used as a lubricant for machinery in small industries. It has been proven to cause lung cancer and heart disease. It was originally used in Europe in farm animal feeds. These animals went blind, began exhibiting various diseases, and finally went mad and began attacking people.
Sunflower oil and Safflower oil: Vegetable Oils and their fats should be avoided completely. There are much healthier alternatives and there is no reason or need to consume these types of fats.
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When it comes to smoothies, don’t forget to keep an eye on portion sizes! If you are having a smoothie as a meal, aim for 300-400 calories. If your smoothie is a snack between meals, make it small and aim for less than 300 calories.
Best High-Protein Smoothie Ingredients:
• Nonfat or low-fat plain yogurt
• Nonfat or low-fat plain milk
• Nonfat or low-fat plain kefir
• Natural peanut butter
• Almond butter
• Plain soymilk
• Plain almond milk
Best Fruits for Smoothies (use fresh fruit, frozen fruit or fruit canned in water or its own juice):
• Berries (strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, blackberries)
Best Vegetables for Smoothies (use raw):
Healthy Smoothie Additions for Flavor and Additional Nutrition:
• Chia seed
• Old-fashioned oats
• Spices (cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger)
• Vanilla extract
• Coconut water
• Unsweetened cocoa powder
Smoothie Ingredients to Ditch
To keep your smoothie as healthy as possible, avoid adding these ingredients, which provide a lot of calories in the form of sugar and saturated fat, with little or no fiber or other nutrients.
• Sugar-sweetened fruit juice or concentrate
• Full-fat dairy products, such as milk or yogurt
• Flavored yogurt
• Whipped cream
• Ice cream
• Chocolate syrup
• Full-fat coconut milk
• Canned fruit in syrup