I promise you, eating fat does not make you F-A-T. In fact, research suggests that a diet low in fat and high in carbohydrate, actually causes weight gain. Study
Through this research and scientific study we’ve become more fat-smart. We now know that you need about 30-40% of your total daily calories to come from fat in order for you to stay lean and healthy.
However, the research also shows that all fats are not created equal. Here are the fats that you want to focus on to look and feel your best:
GOOD FOR YOU FATS
- Animal Fat; Grass-fed, raised lamb, beef, bison, venison; organic chicken and turkey; omega 3 pasture-raised eggs; grass-fed butter, ghee
- Fish and Seafood: Wild fatty fish: sardines, black cod, and salmon. Shellfish, including clams, oysters, mussels, shrimp, scallops, and crab; calamari or octopus.
- Nuts and Seeds: Almonds, macadamia, walnuts pecans, Brazil nuts. Hemp, chia, pumpkin, sesame, flax. Nuts and seed butters (without added sugars, trans-fats or bad oils).
- Oils: Coconut butter, organic, virgin, cold-pressed, unrefined coconut oil; organic, extra-virgin cold-pressed olive oil; MCT oil; organic flax seed oil; organic, expeller-pressed refined avocado oil; walnut, pumpkin seed, pistachio and hemp oils.
- Whole Food Fats: Avocado, olives, cacao, dark chocolate.
Alternately, we know now that trans-fats have no health benefits and may actually be harmful. Steer clear of margarine, processed meats, non-organic nut butters, and refined carbs like doughnuts, cookies, crackers, muffins, pies and cakes where these unhealthy fats lurk..