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Saturated Fat May Be Bad For Semen

Filed under: Baby BlabberDietsHealthPregnant

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Bad news for babies who are eagerly waiting on the other side for that special sperm to fertilize that lucky egg so they can finally exist!

American obesity is off the charts and a new study has found that diets high in saturated fat may lower sperm count and sperm concentration.

Researchers came to the conclusion after semen samples were collected from

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Incorporating 'Good Fats' Into Your Diet

Filed under: Exclusives!Q&AFoodMargaux J. Rathbun

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Not all fat is bad for you! In fact, your body actually NEEDS fat to thrive. A FitPerez reader wants to incorporate the "good fats" into her food and wrote Marg J for advice, asking:

"Hi Margaux! I am struggling to find ways to incorporate 'good fats' into my diet. What are some foods and easy ways to make sure I am getting enough? How can I tell if I am deficient in fatty acids? Thank you!"

According to Margaux:

For many years, fats were considered the enemy. A lot of people avoided eating foods with fat so they would not get fat! I remember a friend of mine telling me she would never eat nuts or avocados because she didn’t want to “get chubby” again. Unfortunately, we need good fats from foods like nuts, avocados, fish, (I like the organic black chia seeds from The Chia Co), flaxseed oil (I use the organic, cold-pressed flaxseed oil from Barleans), coconuts and olives to think and function properly. They are essential for cell growth and many other important body functions. How can you tell if you need EFA (Essential Fatty Acids) in your diet? Some signs of EFA deficiency include:

- Excessive wax in the ears (almost a runny or gooey wax)

- Dandruff on the scalp

- Red, scaly skin on hands

- Dry eyes, mouth, and throat

- Thick calluses

- Dry skin

For more amazing nutrition tips, visit Margaux's website Authentic Self Wellness or follow her on Twitter @MargauxRathbun.

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Be smart about cheese. Cheese is a great source of protein but it is also tons of saturated fat. Skip it in your eggs, your tacos, and salads. It sneaks in all the time and chances are you won't even miss it.

- Celebrity yoga instructor and founder of Sol Power Yoga, Jessica James

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Get The Nutritional Facts Before You Order Your Girl Scout Cookies

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Girl Scout cookies are here and with FitPerez's dieting readers in mind, we present you with all of the nutritional facts behind the tastiest fundraiser ever invented.

Before you buy, check out the numbers below to make both an informed and delicious decision.

If you're trying to cut back on sugar, but want more than two cookies per serving, we recommend sticking to Trefoils or Shortbread. You'll find 4 cookies only contain 4 grams of sugar and 120 calories, which is by far the best deal your diet is gonna get!

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Build a better holiday brunch. You don’t need to say no to bacon, but definitely opt for soft-boiled or poached eggs (minus the hollandaise sauce). Avoiding eggs cooked on the flat top at a restaurant/diner can save you up to 200 calories and 10 grams of saturated fat. Make sure to opt for a lower calorie english muffin or share an order of toast with someone.

- The Hot Plate

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The Doctors Explain The Dangerous Chemical Lurking In Your Potato Chips

Filed under: Wacky, Tacky & TrueFoodHealth

Do you love potato chips? Well then, you'll probably hate this…

Turns our there are a lot more harmful ingredients than saturated fat and empty calories in a bag of potato chips!

The medical experts on televisions The Doctors warn that the same chemical ingredient, acrylamide, that is found in cancer-causing cigarettes is also found in potato chips!


In fact, potato chip makers in California are being forced to put a warning on their bags by 2012 or change the way that they make their product because acrylamide is a bi-product of the manufacturing process for the popular snack food.

What else is gross in our food? Bugs!

Some studies claim Americans eat an estimated one pound of bug and rodent parts each year without even knowing it.

Dr. Travis Stork, co-host on The Doctors and emergency room physician, says while bugs are gross, he'd be more worried about harmful pesticides, explaining:

"Yes, it's disgusting and shocking and no, no one wants to go in and eat a bug leg or a bug wing when they eat a snack, but I would argue as a physician that perhaps sometimes there are other things that you also can't see that are more harmful to your health."

He recommends buying organic fruit and vegetables as much possible, continuing to say:

"It's a fine line, because you don't want to eat bug and rodent parts, but you also don't want to use too many pesticides to try and eliminate that."

Check out the video above in which the doctors discuss the cancer-causing chemical, acrylamide, found in potato chips!

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