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The physique and Heart Helpers In Foods

Updated on May 16, 2010

Great physique helpers in foods are fish, walnuts, flaxseeds flaxseed oils and soybean oil you should add them to your diet to maintain good health.

Salmon and Asparagus Pasta, It has all the things that your body should have to keep you healthy.
Salmon and Asparagus Pasta, It has all the things that your body should have to keep you healthy.

If your very active then fats can help you meet the higher calorie needs your body demands, for example those who participate in triathlons and marathons have a

THE PHYSIQUE HELPER

Polyunsaturated fats are the two types of essential fats that you're used to hearing about these days; They include omega-3s ( abundant in Mediterranean diets) and omega-6s ( think standard Western diet) fatty acids. While both have anti-inflammatory properties, only the omega-3s possess the ability to turn on and off fatiburning switches. Unfortunately, the average American eats a diet with a ratio of omega 6s to omega-3s that is twenty times higher than the much healther 2;1 ratio. ''When the ratio is out of whack ( such as when a diet includes more chips then fish) the brain releases hormones and neuro-transmitters that tell the body to hold on to fat and to not burn it''

 

THE HEART HELPER

By replacing saturated fats with healthy fats, particularly momounsaturated ones, you help lower total cholesterol levels by lowering LDL (low density lipoproteins a.k.a your lousy cholesterol) and elevating HDL (high density lipoproteins, a.k.a. your good cholesterol),'' Through this process, you can cut your risk of fatty acid builbup in your arterial walls, which can lead to heart disease.

Such foods as nuts,seeds, popcorn, peanut butter, olives,olive oil, avocado and canola oil are good for your heart, cashews also contain copper-vitalfor energy production and flexibility in your bones and joints.

Inclosed is a recipe for a very healthy anf great tasting salad for you to enjoy!

Salmon and Asparagus Pasta

8 asparagus spears, cut into chunks

4 oz uncooked whole wheat penne pasta

1 cup of low fat ricotta

1/4 cuo of lemon juice

1/4 cup of reserved pasta water

4 salmon fillets, cooked and flaked ( about 1 pound )

  sea salt and ground pepper to taste

1 Blanch asparagus (to save time blanch in a colander place in the pasta water as it boils), then run under cold water to stop the cooking process. boil pasta.

2 Meanwhile, in a large bowl, combine ricotta, lemon juice and, once pasta is done, put together and toss pasta,salmon,salt and pepper then serve.

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