For so many years, fats took a bad rap because of their role in the risks associated with heart disease.
But it’s a new day and time, and we now know that there are ways to make smart choices when choosing fats in your diet.
So today, let’s talk about NOURISHING the body with healthy FATS.
Without getting into great detail here, you want to reduce your intake of saturated and trans fats. Saturated fats come primarily from animal sources (with the exception of coconut oil and avocado, which have a high saturated fat content. They’re actually good for you fats, though! Confusing, I know, but trust me on this one). Trans fats come primarily from processed foods, especially baked goods.
So what you need MORE of in the diet are unsaturated fats and Omega fatty acids. Think of olive oil and fish oils as your frontrunners.
As for avocado and coconut oil, they both have very good health properties that we can all benefit from. But I’m still a believer in not going overboard with either of these. I’m sure there will be some who disagree with me on this, and that’s okay.
The bottom line is that we need variety in our diets, even when it comes to fats.
Therefore, having coconut oil on everything or eating 1 avocado a day just isn’t the best way to go about adding variety to the diet.
So mix it up for variety and limit your intake of saturated and trans fats. Simple, right?