Still putting anything and everything with a low-fat label into your trolley thinking you’re being super healthy? Well, then listen up, because your body actually needs healthy fats to thrive!
However, there are fats and there are fats. It almost goes without saying that you need to stay away from nasty trans and hydrogenated fats. These bad fats are found in all kinds of junk foods. Think hot chips, regular chocolate bars and greasy takeaway. Even some margarines have bad fats in them.
What you want is good fats. The real McCoy. That’s what your body thrives off. Some of the good stuff includes avocadoes, raw nuts and seeds, coconut oil, olive oil, macadamia oil and eggs. These are all brilliant sources of fats. Think wholefoods. Like most things to do with food, it’s pretty simple when you bring it back to basics!
There are a few other things to keep in mind when choosing oils. You want to look for terms like cold-pressed or, if you can find it, extra virgin cold-pressed is even better! This means the oil has been pressed really soon after the nut, seed or fruit was harvested. We’re talking within four hours in some cases. How awesome is that?!
So don’t be afraid of fat. Not only does your body need it for so many different functions, but including the right fats in your diet will also keep you fuller for longer.