Here’s the thing. People hear the word “fat” and immediately go running for the hills. But the truth is, is that there is a massive difference between how your body reacts to healthy fats and how it reacts to unhealthy fats.
When you consume unhealthy fats such as whole-fat dairy or commercially made packaged snack foods, it increases your risk for heart disease and possibly type 2 diabetes.
Whereas when you consume healthy fats, it can decrease your risk for heart disease by improving blood cholesterol levels.
Our bodies actually need fats so we can:
– feel full right after a meal
– help build immune function
– keep our blood sugar levels balanced
– have healthier skin
– help the intestines absorb vitamin A, D, E, and K
– and well, move.
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1. Cook Your Veggies In Olive Oil
Not only will the olive oil provide you with some awesome nutrients, it’ll also make your vegetables taste so much better.
2. Make Guacamole
The almighty avocado is spectacular, but if you’re not a fan of consuming it in chunks, try eating it mashed and with some tortilla chips. I especially love making it with diced red onion, tiny pieces of tomato, pressed garlic cloves, sea salt, black pepper, lemon juice, and a pinch of chili flakes — yum.
3. (High Cocoa Content) Dark Chocolate
I mean, you can totally just have a couple of pieces of chocolate on its own; it’s delicious. But if you’re just starting to get onto the dark chocolate train, add it into your breakfast cereal, oatmeal, or even into a fruit plate — I promise you, it will not disappoint!
4. Anytime You Consume A Salad, Add In Flaxseed Oil + Olives
Flaxseed oil and olives are loaded with healthy omega-3s and are both high in antioxidants. They also add in a great flavour to raw vegetables, so it’s really just a win-win no matter which way you look at it.
5. Add Nut Butters To Your Shake
Not only do nuts provide you with healthy fats, they’ll also fill you up with protein. My go-to shake is chocolate protein powder, peanut butter, vanilla extract, and almond milk. Yum!
6. Make A Tahini Pasta Sauce
Not many folks are too familiar with tahini, and if you’re one of these people, you should definitely get acquainted. Tahini is creamy, delicious, and perfect as a pasta sauce. My favourite way to make it is with garlic, lemon juice, sea salt, and black pepper — It’s so, so good. Sometimes when I want it to be spicy, I’ll add in habanero pepper as well.
What are your favourite healthy fats?