Good Fats – Simplified
Fats tend to have a bad rap – but not all fats are created equal.
Fats are essential to your diet, as protein and carbohydrates are, in fueling your body with sufficient energy. All foods and oils contain a mixture of fatty acids, but the main type of fat that they contain is what splits them into categories.
There are good fats and bad fats.
Bad fats are found in processed foods, fried food, vegetable oils, in low-grade meat raised in crowded, dirty factories, and more.
Wholesome, good fats can be found in healthy, whole foods.
To incorporate good fats into your diet, eat more: Avocados, coconuts and coconut oil, walnuts, almonds, flax and chia seeds, grass-fed beef, grass-fed butter, ghee, lard, wild-caught salmon, MCT oil, plant proteins, and protein powders. Olive oil is only healthy when it’s consumed at room temperature, this means unheated. It’s best to use olive oil for salads.
Fats to cook with: Coconut oil, grass-fed butter, ghee.
Don’t cook with: olive oil, vegetable oils, fake buttery spreads, or margarine.
Good fats reduce inflammation in your body. Inflammation is horrible for your body, and it is a root cause connected to almost every degenerative disease. Reducing inflammation is beneficial to almost every aspect of your health, including your brain, heart, waistline, puffiness and bloating, and various illnesses and injuries.
Healthy fats also change the way you feel by altering your hormonal balance. Eating a diet full of good fats will benefit your mood, reduce mood swings, give you more energy, and make you feel better all round.