Good fats

Good fats

Good fats form an essential part of your diets. Learn which fats are actually good for you.

Avocados: A great source of healthy fat, potassium and fiber. People who eat avocados tend to weigh less and have less belly fat than those who don’t.

Cheese: A great source of calcium, vitamin B12, phosphorus, selenium and protein.Consuming this good fat may help reduce risk of type 2 diabetes.

Dark Chocolate: Contains 11% fibre and over 50% of the RDA for iron, magnesium, copper and manganese. It is also loaded with antioxidants.    People who eat dark chocolate 5 or more times per week are less than half as likely to die from heart disease.

Whole Eggs: Whole eggs are actually loaded with vitamins and minerals. They contain a little bit of almost every single nutrient we need. They even contain powerful antioxidants that protect the eyes, and lots of choline, a brain nutrient that 90% of people don’t get enough of. 

Fatty Fish: Fish such as salmon, trout, mackerel, sardines and herring are loaded with heart-healthy omega-3 fatty acids, high quality proteins and all sorts of important nutrients.Studies show that people who eat fish tend to be much healthier, with a lower risk of heart disease, depression, dementia and all sorts of common diseases.

Other Good fats

Nuts: They are high in healthy good fats and fibre, and are a good plant-based source of protein. Nuts are also high in vitamin E, as well as magnesium, a mineral that most people don’t get enough of .Studies show that people who eat nuts tend to be healthier, and have a lower risk of various diseases. 

Butter From Grass-Fed Cows: Butter contains important nutrients like vitamins A and K2 as well as butyrate and CLA, bioactive fatty acids that have been linked to numerous health benefits.In countries where cows are grass-fed, consumption of high fat dairy products like butter is actually linked with reduced risk of heart disease.

Extra Virgin Olive Oil: This fat is an essential component of the Mediterranean diet, which has been shown to have numerous health benefits .Extra virgin olive oil contains vitamins E and K, and is loaded with powerful antioxidants.It has also been shown to lower blood pressure, improve cholesterol markers and have all sorts of benefits related to heart disease risk. 

Full-Fat Yogurt: Full fat yoghurt is loaded with healthy, probiotic bacteria, that can have powerful effects on your health. Studies show that yogurt can lead to major improvements in digestive health, and may even help fight heart disease and obesity. Just make sure to choose real, full-fat yogurt and read the label.

Courtesy of Authority Nutrition

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