The Facts About Fat

You may have been exposed to information about certain fad diets that claim that you should restrict all fat from your diet.  These diets may have left you hungry and still overweight.  There is a difference between good fat and bad fat.  We need to have some fat in our diet as it can actually promote weight loss and keep you healthy and feeling full.  It is not wise to cut out all the fat in what you eat, just be proactive and conscious about the things you put in your mouth.  It is crucial to decipher what types of foods contain the fats your body needs and the fats that can make you unhealthy.

avocadoYour body needs fats to protect vital organs, and for hormone metabolism.

You can get healthy fats from fish such as salmon, olive oil, avocados, and almonds.  You can get unhealthy fats from junk food like pizza and potato chips.  Olive oil is a monosaturated fat that contains antioxidants, which can promote a healthy heart.  Almonds have poly and monosaturated fats that can help reduce cholesterol.

Having fat in moderation is part of your body’s natural makeup, so make sure that you are properly fueling your body to keep it as healthy as possible.

 

 

Always consult your chiropractor or primary care physician for all your health related advice.

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