Listen, F-A-T just may be one of the scariest 3 letter words out there. You’ve heard about “good fats” & “bad fats”, but what kinds of fat do you really need? Here is your quick and easy guide:
4 GOOD FATS to use Liberally – (1-3 small servings Daily)
1) Fatty Fish- Salmon, Cod, Sardines and Sea Bass
3) Extra Virgin Olive Oil – Better for you than plain olive oil because it is less processed and it has more antioxidants. It tends to cost a little more, but in terms of long-term health and weight, it is WORTH it!
4) Raw Seeds – flax, pumpkin, sesame, sunflower
4 OKAY FATS to use Sparingly – (2-5 servings Weekly)
1) Eggs – free range organic
2) Flax Oil – NOT for cooking
3) Nuts – organic, raw and unsalted – Almonds, cashews, macadamia, brazil, pecans
4) Organic Ghee (clarified butter)
These “Good” and “Okay” Fats help you maintain a clear complexion, control your blood sugar, provide nutrients, and lower your risk of cancer and heart disease.
5 BAD FATS – (Avoid These)
1) Trans Fatty Acids – Crisco, margarine, vegetable shortening, hydrogenated oils
2) Fried Foods – French fries, fried appetizers, fried fish
3) Homogenized Dairy – (Most commercial milk is homogenized.)
4) Processed Meats – Bacon, ham, pork, sausages
5) Saturated Fats – Coconut oil, fatty meat, cream
These “Harmful” Fats cause disease – diabetes, cancer and heart disease. They only things these fats are good for is extreme weight gain! Also keep in mind that whatever weight you do gain after consuming these particular fats, is MUCH harder to get off. Remember, by following this simple guide you can feel confident knowing you are eating the “Good” stuff!