Explore the health and wellbeing issues concerning fats and fragrances.
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Learn about Fats and Fragrances Host: A healthy diet is one that includes a little bit of everything in moderation that includes fat, but which fats? You can safely munch on nuts. Pistachios are full of monounsaturated fats. These will be kind to your arteries. Studies on avocado oil show it to reduce risk of heart disease substantially too. Olive oil has a similar constitution to avocado. It inhibits the forming of bad cholesterol in the bloodstream as well and studies on it have alluded to its ability to keep colon cancer at bay. From your colon to your brain, fats are beneficial. Those who eat deep sea fish regularly are less likely to develop Alzheimer’s. Corn while a super nutritious food to eat fresh is too high in polyunsaturated fats and omega6 to use as an oil. It's been linked to breast and prostate cancer. So, it's best to eat your corn on the cob. Red meat while healthy in small lean doses is full of artery clogging saturated fats. Your bad cholesterol loves these fats. Over consumption can be the key to a shortened lifespan through stroke or heart attack. A little goes a long way. These fats are inflammatory and may contribute to arthritis and asthma. You don’t have to give up Sunday breakfast, just keep it to Sundays. Still clear of hydrogenated fats found in goodies from the bakery and the supermarket, they may increase the shelf life of the food they were created for, but they’ll sure put a hold on yours. These are the most important fats to avoid. Find yourself a bakery that makes its own goodies from scratch without the nasty fake fats and enjoy in moderation. The scent of a beautiful perfume can evoke memories of loved ones and good times past. Everyone has their favorite fragrance and people pay handsomely for the privilege to smell like a spring time garden in Vertou, France. But, it would seem the hidden ingredients in some perfumes are a bit on the nose. Ninety five percent of the chemicals in perfumes are derived from petroleum. You might find such tongue twisters as benzyl aldehyde, benzyl acetate and acetone on the ingredients list of your favorite eau de cologne. ` These attribute to skin irritation at the very least and kidney damage and pancreatic cancer at the very worst. Ever found yourself sneezing and reaching for the tissue as you walk through the perfumery section at your local mall? This is your body saying, “Keep these chemicals away from me”. Wendle: We’ll definitely test them. It should be more demanding and what they should demand first is policy from the company that produce these perfumes because nobody is capable to know all the details of all products that are in these perfumes. So, we should get a policy from the companies that they substitute hazardous chemicals by safer alternatives if these are available in the market. Host: But perfumes are not only poisonous to your insides, they’re wreaking some hefty environmental damages as well. Ambergris is often used in the perfume industry to fix scents that is, make a scent stay on your skin for a long time. Unfortunately, ambergris is found in the bellies of sperm whales and there is no kind way of extracting it. So, do yourself and the planet a huge favor and opt for the clean fresh smell of a well-kept you because perfume by any other name would definitely not smell as sweet. If you can't squeeze enough good fat into your diet, try them in supplement form. Omega3 comes in handy liquid capsules.