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Nuts are rich in protein, but preparation can make a huge difference. Both raw and roasted nuts have their pros and cons. The oil used in roasting adds more calories but increases healthy monounsaturated fat. Raw nuts have more phytic acid, a form of phosphorous that blocks mineral absorption. They’re also more prone to bacterial contamination. Roasting, on the other hand, removes phytic acid and kills bacteria.
Not only is avocado oil loaded with healthy fats, vitamins, and minerals, it helps your body absorb nutrients like carotenoids too. While its mild flavor lends it well to curries, grills, and bakes, its high smoking point of 255 °C makes it ideal for deep frying, not just for stir-frying or as salad dressing. Store it in a cool, dry, and dark place to prevent its monounsaturated and saturated fats from going bad because of oxidization.
Eating chicken skin may be a little sinful but not all that bad. There is fat in it, but it is good unsaturated fat. Lowered blood pressure and cholesterol are perks of munching on crispy golden brown skin. Chicken skin has oleic acid too (like olive oil) that inhibits cardiac, inflammatory, and autoimmune diseases. It is not high in calories so removing it won’t help much in your calorie-cutting plans.
Good fats are found in seafood, nuts, flax seed, monounsaturated fats like olive oil, saturated fats like coconut oil. They contain two vital fatty acids - Omega 3 and Omega 6, our body can’t make. Bad fats found in vegetable, sunflower, sesame seed oil - are too high on Omega 6. Poor fatty acid ratio can cause inflammation and damage immune system. Use in moderation.