Why eating fats is good for you.

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Let’s set the record straight before we begin... We don’t mean head to the first fast food restaurant you see and buy the biggest meal there is. It’s no excuse to start gorging on junk food (trans fats) in the hope it will aid your weight loss or have any kind of health benefits, in fact trans fats increase your risk of developing heart disease and stroke, and are associated with a higher risk of type 2 diabetes.

Instead, we’re talking about “healthy fat” referring to monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats. What makes them healthy is that, among other heart-health benefits, they help reduce cholesterol, the kind that clogs your arteries. Research also shows they can benefit insulin and blood sugar levels, decreasing the risk of type 2 diabetes.

Monounsaturated fats are anti-inflammatory, reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease, and are full of healthy nutrients. Polyunsaturated fats are omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids, essential fats our bodies need for brain function and cell growth. Omega-3s are beneficial for every aspect of heart health, and are mostly found in fish and algae, nuts, and seeds.Not only this but healthy fats trick your brain into thinking you are full, therefore you don’t crave sugary snacks as well as sustaining your energy levels. So what should we be eating to gain the benefits of these healthy fats.

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Insta famous Avocados- -

Walnuts, nuts and seeds -

Nut butters -

Olives -

Olive Oil -

Salmon -

Tuna -

Dark Chocolate -

Tofu -

Edamame -

Eggs -

Coconut -

Greek Yogurt

To help you get these into your diet here’s a quick daily plan on how to get good fats into your diet.

BREAKFAST: Scrambled Egg with Avocado and Spinach

SNACK: Peanut Butter Protein Ball

LUNCH: Tuna Nicoise Salad with Olives

SNACK: Great Yogurt and Berries

DINNER: Salmon Fillet with Asparagus and Sweet Potato

SNACK: Dark Chocolate