Baby Boomer Fitness

Good Oils

Unsaturated Oils and Fats are better.
Sunflower Seed Oil, Safflower Oil and Corn Oil (don't use from Genetically Modified Corn).

Read the labels! Manufactures heat up unsaturated oils and force hydrogen into them for products such as bread, crackers, cookies, cakes, snack foods, etc. and they are now saturated fat food that is hydrogenated or partially hydrogenated. BUYER BEWARE!

Monounsaturated Oils are best for you!

Extra Virgin Olive Oil. Don't use Canola Oil made from Genetically Modified Soybeans
(which may be impossible to find).

Some benefits of Olive Oil include:
      Lowers the bad LDL cholesterol without lowering the beneficial HDL-type.
      Lowers both systolic (higher number) and diastolic blood pressure.
      Helps to regulate blood sugar.
      It is a potent antioxidant.

Essential Fatty Acids

Your body needs Essential Fatty Acids to lubricate skin and tissue (keep the outer walls of your cells supple), allow cell membranes to function normally and the brain and nervous system to function properly.

Essential Fatty Acids (EFAs) are fats that your body doesn't manufacture, you can get them from extra virgin olive oil, flaxseeds, flaxseed meal, hempseed oil, hempseeds, walnuts, pumpkin seeds, whole nuts, grains, legumes, sesame seeds, avocados, some dark leafy green vegetables (kale, spinach, mustard greens, collards, etc.), coconut oil, canola oil (cold-pressed and unrefined, not from genetically modified soybeans), wheat germ oil, salmon, mackerel, sardines, anchovies, albacore tuna, trout, cantaloupe and papaya.