Fat is NOT bad for you! Let me repeat…FAT IS NOT BAD FOR YOU!
Fat in food has been vilified in America as low-fat and non-fat food became the norm and we were told that a low-fat diet would help us lose weight and get healthy. This is one of the WORST nutrition lies the public’s been told. On the contrary, EATING FAT EVERYDAY will get you a lot closer to the fitness and weight goals you are trying to reach!
When you eat fat as part of your meal, it can actually slow down your food absorption so that you can go longer without feeling hungry!
Fats are fulfilling, hearty, and satisfying and your body really craves and needs good fats.
High-quality fats can steady our metabolism, keep hormone levels even, nourish our skin, hair, and nails, and provide lubrication to keep the body functioning fluidly.
Look for the highest-quality organic oils when grocery shopping. Words to look for: organic, first-pressed, cold-pressed, extra-virgin, and unrefined. Avoid expeller-pressed, refined, and solvent extracted.
HERE ARE 4 HEALTHY FATS TO KEEP YOU HEALTHY FOR LIFE
Make sure you eat some everyday!
COCONUT OIL->Coconut oil contains medium chain fatty acids that get used up to generate energy which speeds up your metabolism. Medium chain fatty acids are an energy source that helps burn fat and this “thermogenic” effect can last hours after you ingest it. Stir some into your coffee with this delicious recipe or plop a spoonful into your GF oats or smoothies!
PLUS coconut oil is high in natural saturated fats. Saturated fats not only increase the healthy cholesterol (known as HDL) in your body, but also help to convert the LDL “bad” cholesterol into good cholesterols. Keep your heart healthy with coconut oil along with a TON of other healthy benefits!
AVOCADO OIL-> Avocado oil is full of antioxidants, vitamin E and monounsaturated fats including oleic acid. It has a delicious milk, nutty flavor and is HIGH HEAT stable which means its protective qualities won’t break down while cooking! Use Avocado oil to dress veggies in the oven or to brown meats on the stove.
OLIVE OIL-> Olive oil contains heart-healthy polyphenol antioxidants and monounsaturated rich oil again making it heart healthy. Eating this oil can help improve memory and cognitive function. Plus its great on skin and hair! Olive oil is probably the most popular oil and one we are most familiar with. Be cautious as olive oil breaks down at high temps, its best to use as a dressing for salads or drizzle over already cooked veggies!
GHEE -> Ghee is a clarified (purified) version of butter. Heat removes most of the casein and lactose so its much easier to stomach for those sensitive to dairy. It also offers butyrate, a fatty acid that may aid in digestion.
Ghee has vitamins A and E and it also contains conjugated linoleic acid. This powerful fatty acid primarily found in beef and raw dairy products has been linked to long-term weight management and optimal health. CLA may also protect against colorectal and breast cancers.
With so many health benefits its a great idea to make these healthy fats a STAPLE in your diet!
HEALTH TIP: Eating more good fat and less grain carbs plus exercise will switch your body into a fat burning machine AND give you lasting health benefits for LIFE!
Susie R. 🙂