🥑Do you get enough healthy fats in your diet? And yes this includes SATURATED FATS too!! Fats make up a large part of our cells, and do a lot of important things for our body! We need them for our brain, heart, eyes, skin, hormones, energy level, mood, stabilizing our blood sugar, balancing our cholesterol/triglycerides, weight control, and so much more. Whether you are eating a super high fat keto diet or a lower fat typical “balanced diet”, aim to get at least one good source with each meal and get some QUALITY fats of EACH TYPE!
✅Where do you get them?
✔️Monounsaturated: Avocados, nuts & seeds (especially almonds), cold pressed olive oil or avocado oil, whole eggs
✔️Polyunsaturated: Omega 6 - nuts & seeds. Omega 3 - wild caught fish or fish oil, chia seed, hemp seed, flax, pumpkin seed, pastured eggs, grassfed butter & beef
✔️Saturated: coconut / virgin coconut oil, macadamia nuts / macadamia oil, grassfed butter or ghee, pastured meats and full fat dairy (especially raw or goats milk), whole eggs, dark chocolate
🚫The ones to avoid/limit?
Vegetable oil, canola oil, soy oil, palm oil, hydrogenated or partially hydrogenated oils, crisco, peanut oil, meat or dairy products from conventionally raised animals (not grassfed/pastured)
What are your favorite healthy fats?