In truth, I get most of my healthy fats from fish (salmon, sardines), plus a little olive oil (1 TEAspoon) in my veggies at lunch and dinner.

But nuts are another source of healthy fats.  And a recent study once again shows this:

Nut consumption improves blood lipid levels in a dose-related manner… the lipid-lowering effects of nut consumption were greatest …among those consuming Western diets.

Dr. Roizen has long recommended eating a few (8?) almonds or walnuts 30 minutes before a meal.  The fat will slow your stomach down, and give you a head start on feeling full.

Make sure your nuts are UNSALTED!

BTW, I am not a Whole Foods evangelist.  I happened to go there today, but, boy are they expensive!

Dr John Ellis MD

Board-certified anesthesiologist, with expertise in cardiovascular anesthesia and the implications of obesity and sleep apnea in anesthesia. See vascularanesthesia.com for professional information. Dr. Ellis has used the strategies in here to: (1) lose 120 lbs over 18 months, (2) stop all antihypertensive medicines, and (3) no longer need CPAP treatment for sleep apnea.

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