Fats get a bad rap in society, almost to the extent of them being feared like they are the plague! News alert: Healthy fats are crucial to a well balanced diet and overall cell and body function. To not bore you with the science of what fats are, I will provide a small snippet into the benefits of fats and which foods to incorporate into your diet.
Consuming healthy fats, especially Omega 3s, are key to the well being of your entire body. Evidence shows Omega 3 fatty acids provide nutrients for optimal brain function, which may result in less risk of depression/anxiety and Alzheimer’s disease. Additionally, fats aid in brain development and preservation and functionality of cells. Paired with other lifestyle changes, a diet containing Omega 3s can help reduce inflammations and combat autoimmune diseases.
Contrary to popular belief, adding fats to your diet can actually help you lose weight. Although they are more calorie dense, fats help you feel full longer and reduce cravings. Fats also regulate metabolism and hormones, which play vital roles to maintaining a healthy composition. The following list of foods contain the type of healthy fat that is needed to fuel the body. Avocado, salmon, mackerel, sardines, eggs ,grassfed beef, peanut butter chia seeds, flaxseeds, walnuts, almonds, coconut oil, olive oil, ghee.
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