There is a misconception about fat throughout society. Of course, certain types of fat are worse than others with the term ‘saturated’ coming to mind. Unhealthy fat sources are those which contain saturated and trans fats, but in today’s post let’s focus on healthy fat sources, those that contain unsaturated fats, and how they benefit you.
Which of the three healthy fat sources below do you already eat?
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Despite most fruits containing carbs, avocados are high in fat. Containing oleic acid which is found in olive oil, this fruit is associated with many health benefits specifically related to cardiovascular health.
2. Whole eggs
In previous years eggs used to be considered unhealthy due to the high fat and cholesterol content in the yolk. However, recent studies suggest otherwise and are now considered one of the most nutrient dense foods around. Fitness enthusiasts all know that eggs are a classic protein source, but being rich in omega-3 and many vitamins and minerals means they have a range of benefits for the human body.
Again another great source of healthy fats such as omega-3 with it’s benefits on the heart and its functioning are well known. Other benefits include a lower risk of heart disease, depression and dementia. If however you don’t like eating fish, then cod fish liver oil tablets are a great way to get the benefits of healthy fats without forcing yourself to eat something you can’t stand the sight of!
Never cut out fat from your diet guys. Every macro nutrient has its own unique benefits and if any of them, in this instance fat, are cut out of your diet this can have very negative consequences on your overall health.
From this post you have learnt about the benefits of healthy fats and some examples of different foods. If you know of anymore and would like to share them with me then feel free to leave a comment below!