I have news for you. Fatty foods can be healthy.
Notice I said “can”. That doesn’t mean that doughnut or deep fried Twinkie has suddenly become a health food. Far from it. But it does mean that you can throw those low fat diets out the window and enjoy some healthy fatty foods like avocados, olives, peanut butter, and even real butter and bacon.
Fat is an important part of a healthy diet.
It’s what keeps you from feeling hungry. Fats also allow you to absorb more nutrients from other foods. That’s why it’s so important that you dress that colorful and super healthy salad, with a full fat dressing and for good measure throw few nuts or avocado slices on top. This will turn a simple salad into a healthy meal that will keep you going for hours. The fat will ensure that your body can absorb all the vitamins in that beautiful fresh produce on your plate.
Good fats like those found in olive oil and avocado for example, nourish your brain, your eyes, hair, and even the walls of every single cell of your body. It’s also important for hormonal well-being, because hormones are mainly made up of fatty acids. In short, consuming healthy fats is important and there are quite a few fatty foods out there that are actually good for you.
Let’s quickly run through a few sources of healthy fats that you want to eat more of.
At the same time stay away from trans-fats and most poly-saturated fats, both of which have been linked to an increased risk in heart disease.
This is one of my favorite healthy fats. Add this delicious fruit to salads, sandwiches, wraps, or eat it on the side with eggs or grilled meat. Also delicious mashed up on toast or turned into guacamole and even in smoothies!
Start your day with a healthy fat boost by adding a teaspoon of coconut oil to your coffee. This oil is also great for cooking eggs or sauteing veggies. Pure coconut oil should be tasteless, while some other versions leave you with a hint of coconut flavor.
Olives And Olive Oil
Olive oil makes a great base for salad dressings. It can be used to finish and flavor all sorts of food. Both olive oil and olives have long been staples of the Mediterranean Diet. Look for cold pressed, extra virgin olive oil. Olives make delicious portable snacks.
Nuts And Seeds
Speaking of nuts. Another healthy snack that you can keep at your desk, in your purse, and in your pantry is various nuts and seeds. They are full of healthy fats, vitamins and mineral. Eat them on their own, make your own healthy trail mix, or sprinkle them on your salad.
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