Healthy Fats And Why You Need Them
Losing weight can be an upward climb, can’t it? It seems all the time new information is circulating on what we should and shouldn’t eat. Misinformation has been rampant and the biggest myth is that a low-fat diet will help you lose weight. That being said don’t go bingeing on a pound of bacon just yet.
There are good fats and bad fats. The truth is we need some fat in our diet. Healthy fats can lower your cholesterol and help your body to absorb nutrients which help you lose weight. Not only that but healthy fats contain vitamins we need such as Vitamin E, Protein, Omega Fatty Acids and Selenium.
The Many Benefits of Healthy Fats
These nutrients also help our skin and aid anti-aging. They contain Vitamin K which strengthens bones and are natural anti-inflammatories. Here are some top Healthy Fats that should be in your diet.
- Coconut Oil
- Olive Oil
I can’t say enough about Coconut Oil, you should be using it in everything! Cooking and even beauty care. You can even make your own Hot Oil treatment for your hair with Olive Oil by just mixing it with hot distilled water. Coconut Oil is good for your hair and skin as well.
It has cleaning properties in addition to awesome softening and erasing the wrinkles Ladies! Many stores sell unflavored varieties for cooking. Studies have shown that Coconut Oil actually relieves bloating and helps you lose weight.
What’s all the fuss about Omega 3? It supplies the body with the energy it needs. Processed Foods are not only slowly poisoning us but they are draining the body of necessary oxygen as they don’t contain our needed amount of this nutrient. This is one really good reason Fish Oil supplements are so popular, There are many foods you can get all you need from:
- Salmon or Oily Fish
- Brussel Sprouts
- Nuts and Seeds
There are many ways to fit these delicious nutrients in your diet. Guidelines call for 3 to 4 servings a day and I know what your thinking? How am I going to do that? Juicing and Smoothies are a great way to get high amounts of the veggies and fruits you need.
Even little ways like putting Kale or Watercress on your sandwich. Roasted Kale is a favorite for me and super easy to make. You simply drizzle Olive Oil and spices and bake for 20 minutes.
One of the greatest benefits to your health and losing weight is reducing portions and trying super hard to reduce and even eradicate refined sugars from your diet altogether. There are many substitutes like Agave and Raw Honey.
So start by giving these Healthy Fats a try today, I guarantee you will feel and look better in no time!