Healthy fats found in avocados, nuts, wild-caught fish, lard, extra virgin olive oil, ghee, coconut oil, pasture-raised eggs, and grass-fed meat are vital to optimal health!! Some of the benefits of adding these fats in your diet include:
- providing a source of sustained energy vs. the blood sugar ups and downs that come with more carbohydrate/sugar-heavy source of energy
- building blocks of cell membranes. You want healthy cells membranes to help make sure vital nutrients are coming in and debris is getting out!
- aid in the absorption of important fat-soluble vitamins A, D, E, and K
- the best part…they make food taste better!
Yes, you want to stay away from these adulterated fats:
Hydrogenated or partially hydrogenated fats/oils found in:
X fried foods
X coffee creamers
Heavily processed vegetable oils like:
X Soybean Oil
X Canola Oil
X Safflower Oil
X Sunflower Oil
These fats are unstable, rancidify easily, and cause inflammation, oxidative stress, and digestive issues that lead to chronic illness.