You probably thought this was going to be an article on weight, right?
Let’s talk about GOOD fats. Yep, it’s a real thing.
I know, I know….back my younger days, I was taught that eating anything with “fat” in it would make you FAT. AND, they would clog your arteries and, most likely, kill you. There wasn’t a lot of option – just DON’T EAT IT. PERIOD.
Well, I have some fabulous news for you – we’ve learned much more about healthy fats also known as “polyunsaturated fats”. As a matter of fact, we’ve come a long way in learning about nutrition and food’s ability to heal.
Saturated fat is not the bad guy.
There are good and bad types of saturated fat, just as there are good and bad of polyunsaturated fatty acids. Bottom line here – eat natural, unprocessed fat that’s present in whole, fresh foods. Healthy saturated fats include organic coconut oil, which is a great bet for cooking because they stay stable with higher heats. And, they taste great.
Polyunsaturated fatty acids from real foods make the membrane of your cells more pliable and heal your metabolism.
Some healthy examples of polyunsaturated fats: cold water fish (salmon, halibut, mackerel), oysters, shrimp, crab, borage and evening primrose oil, ghee, nuts & nut oils, poultry, pastured eggs and seeds.
Some healthy sources of monounsaturated fats: avocados, dark chocolate, nuts and nut butters, pistachios, olive oil, macadamia oil, olives, coconut oil, and red palm oil.
The takeaway is that leaning toward a plant-based diet will not only result in weight loss – it will heal hormones that are out of whack.
Have the BEST week,