salmon-518032_1920The mounting debate between “good” fats and “bad” fats may very well be transforming into a new discussion of healthy foods versus unhealthy foods. Yes, not fats, but foods. The four prevalent forms of fat – trans fats, saturated fats, monounsaturated fats, and polyunsaturated fats – are either added to products or occur naturally in whole foods. Reading labels to determine if your boxed meal contains the “bad” trans fats may seem like the key to healthier eating, but the Orlando medical weight loss team at Svelte Medical Weight Loss has a few pointers for you to consider while you shop for nutritious foods.

The ultimate menu contains whole foods, such as pastured beef, dairy products from a local farmer, and vegetables and fruits from a farmer’s market. Because most Americans do not have that alternative, their option is to shop along the perimeter of the store where the fresh meats, vegetables, fruits, and dairy products are located. Choose locally raised foods or organic, if possible, and avoid packaged foods. For more tips on eating healthier, contact the Orlando medical weight loss professionals at Svelte Medical Weight Loss by calling 407-804-5200.