Fats often get a bad wrap and it’s only recently that people have been realising the amazing benefits that healthy fats can have for your body and how important including healthy fats in your diet is! Here’s all you need to know about fats!
OUR TOP THREE FAVOURITE BENEFITS OF HEALTHY FATS:
1. Fats give you glowing skin and hair! This is because many nutrients such as Vitamins A, D, E and K are fat-soluble which means, if your diet is missing these important healthy fats, these vitamins will struggle to be absorbed.
2. Fats protect the nervous system! Docosahexaenoic Acid (DHA) is an essential fatty acid essential to maintain healthy brain and nervous system tissue and to repair such tissue from damage that arises with age.
3. Fats keep you full! Fats are highly satiating which means they keep you fuller for longer and can help combat cravings! So don’t skimp on the fats! Just make sure they are whole, organic and healthy sources of fat!
HERE ARE OUR 3 FAVOURITE FOODS FOR HEALTHY FATS!
These babies are so easy to add to the diet (I don’t think I can go a day without one!) and are a great source of monounsaturated fats great for the hair, skin and nails!
NUTS AND SEEDS
Nuts and seeds are also so easily added to the diet whether it’s a handful for a snack or adding nut butter to your smoothies. Activating nuts and nut butters increases the availability of nutrients in the nuts and also aids with digestion!
Salmon is an amazing source of essential fatty acids, great for heart and brain health! Just be sure that you are eating ethically sourced wild or organically farmed fish to avoid pesticides and toxic mercury that can be present in farmed salmon.