Low-Fat Diet A Factor In Weight Loss, Maintenance (Published in the Blackbealt Gazette))

A diet low in fat is another contributing factor to weight loss and maintenance. Yet, the elimination of fat in one’s diet is neither beneficial nor healthy. Fat keeps our skin plump and when it thins out wrinkles appear. Fat is also responsible for renewing cells and other bodily functions. And it is fat that gives great flavor to most of our favorite meals and satiates our appetites.
While trans fat and hydrogenated fat should be completely eliminated from our diets, saturated fats found in meats, dairy, and other animal products should also be limited if not all together eliminated. This is especially beneficial for those who are diabetic, prone to heart disease, and have high blood pressure/cholesterol.
Not all fats have a bad rep. Monounsaturated and Omega 3, 6, and 9 fats reduce the risk of heart disease by decreasing cholesterol. Cold-pressed olive oil is by far one of the most beneficial cooking oils as well as coconut oil (healthier saturated oil), avocado, and macadamia nut oil. Monounstaturated fats are also found in canola oil, avocados, macadamia nuts, hazelnuts, pecans, almonds, peanuts, cashews, Brazil nuts, pistachio nuts, pine nuts, peanut butter (other nut butters), and olives. Non-seafood omega-3 fatty acids are found in omega-3 fortified eggs, flaxseeds, walnuts, seaweed, walnut oil, canola oil, hemp seeds, chia seeds, and soybeans.
A few recipes to incorporate good fats into your diet:


ChocoAvo Pudding/Fondue
2 hass avocados
1/2 cup agave nectar
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/8-1/4 cup chocolate/cocoa powder (the more chocolate the bitter the taste)

Process all ingredients until green is no longer visible, scrap the sides if necessary. Serve with strawberries or other desired fruits.



Rasberry Ganache Fudge


Cake: 
3 cups dry walnuts, ½ cup cacao powder , ¼ teaspoon sea salt, 1 cup pitted Medjool dates.


Put the walnuts, cacao powder, and salt in the food processor and pulse until coarsely mixed. Add the dates and pulse until mixed well. Shape “dough” into 2 cakes and set aside.


Frosting: 
1/3 cup semi-soft dates, 1/4 cup agave syrup, 1/2 cup ripe avocado flesh, 1/4 cup cacao powder.


Combine the dates and agave in the food processor and process until smooth. Add the avocado and process until smooth. Add the cacao powder and process until smooth.


Filling:
1/2 cup raspberries


Spread half the frosting on top of one cake and top with the raspberries. Stack the second cake on top and frost the top and side. Serve immediately, or place in the refrigerator for a couple hours to firm up.

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