Healthy Fats? DFF's guide to eating to Healthy Fats
Healthy Fats? Is that even a real thing? Can fat be healthy? Contrary to what you have been told about fat and how horrible it is for your body, the reality is, your body will appreciate foods that are rich in healthy fats. Your body need fats to provide energy and to support cell growth. They also help protect your organs and help keep your body warm. Additionally, fats support the absorption of nutrients and production of hormones. However, there are good fats and there are bad fats.
Omega 3 and Omega 6
While you body benefits from the good fats. Saturated Fats and Trans Fats can lead to acne, weight gain and clogged arteries. On the other hand, Monounsaturated fats help with reducing cholesterol in your blood. They also contain nutrients which help in developing and maintaining blood cells. Foods and oils rich in Polyunsaturated fats provide Omega-3 and Omega-6 fatty acids - two fats that your body can’t produce by itself.
When choosing healthy fats, opt for natural food sources as you will not find them in junk food or processed foods. Also, remember fat is fat, so consume within dietary requirements.
FOODS RICH IN HEALTHY FATS
Olive Oil (Monounsaturated Fats)
Canola Oil (Monounsaturated Fats)
Avocado (Monounsaturated Fats)
Eggs (Monounsaturated/Polyunsaturated Fats)
Salmon (Polyunsaturated Fats)
Flaxseed (Polyunsaturated Fats)
Sardine (Polyunsaturated Fats)
Cod Liver Oil (Polyunsaturated Fats)
FOODS WITH BAD FATS
Full fat milk