Diva Musing: Still on a Health Kick…..

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My daughter-in-law, fitness expert and nutritionist gave me a wonderful book “Belly Fat to Belly Flat”.  I give it as gifts now.  Anyway, I discovered the wonderful world of MUFA’s or good fats.  Below is one slant for your review.  As always do your own research and check with your physician if needed.  

Flat Belly Diet Foods

Meet the MUFAs! Eat these delicious foods to reduce belly fat

http://www.prevention.com/weight-loss/flat-belly-diet/meet-the-mufas-flat-belly-diet

What are MUFAs?

MUFAs (pronounced moo-fah) are monounsaturated fatty acids, plant-based fats found in some of the world’s most delicious foods—avocado, nuts and seeds, oils, olives, and dark chocolate! Studies show that these good-for-you fats enhance heart health and protect against chronic disease. And now the latest research shows that these dietary superstars may even target fat where it’s hardest to lose—in your belly!

Learn more about the Flat Belly Diet.

Find out how you can flatten your belly for good! Sign up for the complete Flat Belly Diet online!

Oils

Pick your MUFA: Canola oil, flaxseed oil, olive oil, peanut oil, pesto sauce, safflower oil, sesame oil, soybean oil, sunflower oil, walnut oil

Use them like this: Stir-fry with sesame, peanut, or canola oil; pan-fry in walnut or olive oil; cook with safflower, soybean, or sunflower oil; use flaxseed oil in salad dressings (flaxseed oil cannot be used for cooking)

One serving equals: 1 tablespoon

Recipe: Leafy Grilled Chicken Salad with Creamy Balsamic Dressing with nuts and seeds

Nuts and seeds

Pick your MUFA: Almonds, Brazil nuts, natural peanut butter, dry-roasted cashews, dry-roasted peanuts, dry-roasted sunflower seeds, hazelnuts, macadamia nuts, pecans, pine nuts, pistachios, roasted pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds, walnuts

Use them like this: Eat as a snack; sprinkle on a salad

One serving equals: 2 tablespoons

Recipe: Vietnamese Beef Salad


Pick your MUFA: Florida avocado, Hass avocado

Use them like this: Slice and serve with a salad or any entrée; mash with lime juice, salt and pepper and serve with chips; chop and fold into store-bought salsa

One serving equals: 1/4 cup

Recipe: Key West Chicken-Avocado Sandwich

Olives

Pick your MUFA: Black olives, black olive tapenade, green olives, green olive tapenade

Use them like this: Serve olives as a snack; sprinkle sliced olives on pizzas, salads, or pastas; spread tapenade on crackers or sandwiches

One serving equals: 10 large olives or 2 tablespoons of tapenade

Recipe: Mediterranean Salad-Wraps

Dark chocolate

Pick your MUFA: Dark or semisweet chocolate chips, shavings, or chunks

Use them like this: Any way you crave!

One serving equals: 1/4 cup

Recipe: Chocolate Pudding with Bananas and Graham Crackers

Garlic additional

1 Tablespoon prefer Minced. Use in all savory dishes to taste.

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