Did you grow up in the “low fat” era like me? I wonder how many low fat sugar loaded cookies I ate thinking, “these are REALLY good for me!”
I’ve wised up in my old age and have learned that fat is not bad and not all fats are created equal.
The Skinny on Fats
Heavily processed, hydrogenated “trans” fats used in prepared, packaged foods can be extremely damaging to the body. They can compromise the cardiovascular system, immune system, and contribute to behavior problems. They can also lead to weight gain, skin breakouts, high blood pressure, and liver strain.
Our bodies need fat for insulation, vitamin and mineral absorption, and to protect our organs. High-quality fats can steady our metabolism, keep hormone levels even, nourish our skin, hair, and nails, and provide lubrication to keep the body functioning fluidly.
By avoiding fat because you think you’re going to get fat is 1990’s thinking. Make it a habit to include healthy fats in your diet everyday.
Where to Find Healthy Fats
How to Use Healthy Fats:
Get your family hooked on healthy fats with this easy recipe:
Prep Time: 3 minutes
Makes 1 cup
1 large peeled and pitted avocado
2/3 cup plain yogurt, goat yogurt, coconut yogurt, or almond yogurt
1 diced tomato
a squirt of lemon or lime juice
dash or two of cayenne pepper
sea salt and black pepper
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