Healthy fats and proteins

  • metalxracr

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    Jun 16, 2008 3:39 AM GMT
    What are some foods that provide healthy fat and protein but are not from animals. I know avocado is good in fats, and peanut butter with both, what are others sources?
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    Jun 16, 2008 4:38 AM GMT
    Been reading about this recently, someone correct me if I'm wrong.

    Here's a way to classify fats:
    Bad Fats
    1. Saturated fats - mostly from animal and bad for you
    2. Transsaturated fats - mostly deep fried oils and even worse for you

    Good Fats
    3. Monounsaturated fats - good for raising good cholesterol in your body; mostly comes from "nuts" or single seed plants (like avocados and olive and canola oil)
    4. Polyunsaturated fats - good for increasing metabolism as these include EFAs (essential fatty acids, which are omega3s and omega6s) and these fats are found in fish (esp. coldwater) and "seeds" (like sunflower, safflower oil)

    As for protein, a lot of vegetables have a good amount of protein, like green beans and peas. Soy products like tofu are chalk full of protein. And so are nuts, which as you stated with peanut butter has both fats and protein (almonds, cashews are good too)
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    Jun 16, 2008 3:22 PM GMT
    Talkin about Fat's etc.. Today on my local beach there were a couple of Turkish Body Buiders? Woo Hoo yeh and he had not an inch of fat on his tummy! The flattest tummy I have ever seen so I asked him how to get tummy fat reduced. His answer was Carbo Hydrate? He said eat white bread pasta chicken etc?

    I thought all that put weight on?

    Can someone clarify that?