Guide to Healthy Fats
For a long time, we’ve been informed that eating fat will make us fat, raise up cholesterol levels, and result in a variety of health concerns.
But you may have noticed…
These days we all know that not all fat is the same.
Bad fats can spoil your diet and raise your risk of a number of health conditions, good fats can protect your brain and heart. Actually, healthy fats—including omega-3s—are essential to your physical and mental health.
Almost 20 to 30 percent of our everyday caloric intake should come from fats, and preferably we want to go for healthy fats—remember that fat from a handful of nuts and fat from fried food are certainly not the same thing.
By knowing the difference between good and bad fats and ways to incorporate more healthy fat into your diet, you can enhance your mood, supercharge your energy and well-being, and even drop some weight.
Types of Fats:
There are 4 types of fats;
Monounsaturated Fats. These have both good and bad characteristics
Saturated Fats. There are actually good and bad ones
Polyunsaturated Fats. There are good and bad ones
Trans Fats. Avoid! These are always bad
Healthy Fats to Eat:
Bad Fats to Avoid:
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Bottom line is…
Rather than frantically counting fat grams, go for a diet with a variety of veggies, fruit, nuts, lean organic meats, grass fed beef, beans, two or more weekly servings of fatty fish, reasonable amounts of full fat dairy (if tolerated), cook in healthy fats like coconut oil and leaf lard, use olive oil on salads and eat no fried or processed meals.