Fats have gotten a bad rap over the years. They’ve been blamed for chronic diseases making us fat. We want you to forget all that. Fat is not the problem and it most certainly is not the main culprit in making people fat. Actually, low fat diets have been found to be even more detrimental to health because they are usually higher in carbohydrates and sugar [hmm maybe these are the real culprits].

Anyway, fat is an important macronutrient necessary within your body. Fat supports a number of your body’s functions and some vitamins even need fat for your body to be able to utilize them. The fats you eat should be predominantly monounsaturated and account for about 30% of your total caloric load.

Eat nuts, seeds, avocados, and fatty fish like salmon and tuna. Use olive oil, avocado oil, and coconut oils in cooking. These are real foods,  chock full of natural fats.

Do stay away from trans fats. Trans fats are man-made, manufactured fats found in processed foods, especially baked goods and fried foods. Your body isn’t meant to eat these kinds of fats.

We’ll say it again, stick to the real stuff and don’t be afraid of fat.

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