Tara Longo, Co-Founder of The Healthy Butcher, discusses the importance of incorporating healthy fats into your diet with Marsha Fenwick, CNP.

Incorporating Healthy Fats Into Your Diet

Marsha walks through The Healthy Butcher store to show ways that one can incorporate healthy fats into their diet. According to nutritional science, healthy fats are very important to one’s overall health – particularly brain health and heart health.

Here are a few key highlights of the tour:

Fish Facts

  • Fish are one of the best sources of omega-3 fatty acids, important for your body and brain health.
  • Fatty fish are also the only good dietary source of Vitamin D, a nutrient that many people are deficient in!
  • Fish consumption is linked to reduced risk of heart disease and inflammatory conditions.
  • Simple to cook; just add a few spices and some olive oil.
  • The Healthy Butcher is proud to be an Ocean Wise retail partner ensuring all seafood they offer is sustainable.
  • Marsha recommends 2 – 3 servings of fish per week.

Olive Facts

  • Olives are high in monounsaturated fatty acids, one of the key components of the Mediterranean diet.
  • Olives are important for heart health.
  • Olives are very high in Vitamin E and other powerful antioxidants.
  • Olives are perfect to satisfy salty cravings.

Cooking Oils – Ghee Facts

  • Ghee is essentially clarified butter and is a healthy choice when cooking with heat.
  • Ghee may not affect people with a dairy or casein intolerance, and may improve digestive health because it contains butyric acid.
  • Ghee has a really high smoke point which means when we cook with it, it doesn’t oxidize.
  • Other good choices for high heat cooking include avocado oil and coconut oil.

Nut Facts

  • Nuts are loaded with healthy fats, as well as being a great source of protein and fibre.
  • Nuts are perfect for snacks; a small handful is all you need. Try adding 1/4 cup of sunflower or pumpkin seeds on your salad to crunch it up.
  • Marsha’s favourites: Almonds, walnuts, Brazil and macadamia nuts (small amount)… but all nuts are great.

Marsha Fenwick is offering a personal consultation at The Healthy Butcher for anyone with health concerns or general questions about organic, grass-fed, local, natural or clean products during the month of September 2018. Contact Marsha to book your consultation.

Marsha Fenwick, C.N.P.  R.R.T.

Marsha is not your typical nutritionist. She began her career 20 years ago as a Registered Respiratory Therapist. Later, she earned her certifications as a Registered Nutritional Consultant Practitioner, Certified Nutritional Practitioner, and Registered Orthomolecular Health Practitioner. Marsha is also a Certified Cancer Coach. Her clinical practice specializes in: sustainable healthy weight loss, digestive health, women’s hormones, diabetes, heart health, and cancer prevention and recovery. For more information and to book a FREE 15 minute consultation go to Marsha Fenwick Nutrition.