“Fat doesn’t make us fat, sugar makes us fat.” – Dr. Mark Hyman, M.D.
We need good fat for healthy brain, nerve & cellular function, hormone balance and energy. The right balance of healthy fat is critical for good health.
Healthy fats help your body absorb more of your meal’s nutrients so if you are eating a good nutritious meal without healthy fat, you are wasting some of your meal’s nutrients.
Fats to choose: coconut oil, avocados, avocado oil, nuts, seeds, olives, extra virgin olive oil, grapeseed oil, high-quality fish (Alaskan Wild-caught Salmon), MCT oil, butter from 100% grass-fed cows, ghee, organically raised poultry, 100% grass-fed beef and other high-quality meat in moderation.
Fats to loose: trans-fats, hydrogenated or partially hydrogenated oils, margarine, vegetable oils (peanut, non-organic canola, etc), fat from processed foods.
Have a healthy fat at every meal! Add seeds and nuts to your protein shakes, baked goods, salads, cereal, yogurt, and even your soups! Saute or drizzle over your vegetables and use them for your salad dressings.