For years nutritionists and doctors have preached that a low-fat diet is the key to losing weight, managing cholesterol and preventing health problems. But more than just the amount of fat, it’s the types of fat we eat that really matter. Bad fats are a contributing factor in weight gain, clogged arteries and raising the risk of certain diseases, while good fats have the opposite effect and play a huge role in heart, brain and eye health, managing moods, fighting fatigue, and helping to control your weight. In fact, good fats—such as omega-3 fats—are essential to physical and emotional health.
So what are the healty fats?
So much research on fat has replaced the old model that led us down the road of margarines and spreads and ‘low fat’ processed food varieties which were jam packed with trans fats and sugars (the real culprit in bad health but that’s another blog for another day) back to the common sense model of fats derived from whole natural food. Fats from whole organic dairy (extremely rich in vitamin A and D and micro nutrients) avocados, raw nuts and seeds, cold pressed olive and coconut oil (excellent for cooking, as is organic butter in modest amounts) in addition to supplements of wild fish oil will supply your body with an abundance of healthy omega 3 fats which fight inflammation, stabilise blood sugar, assist with weight loss and contribute to your overall health and wellbeing.
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