Which fats are truly good for you?
It seems every week someone comes up with a new guideline for healthy eating that contradicts what we had been previously taught.
Fat has historically gotten a bad rap but its reputation has been improving. (The word “fat” itself has a negative connotation, so maybe we should change it to something like… “super kale”? Just a suggestion…)
According to Aaron Marino of IAmAlphaM, fat is essential for regulating blood pressure, healthy brain functioning, decreasing bodily inflammation and much more.
It has also been proven that fat in your diet is not what leads to fat on your body. The low-fat diet industry has egg all over its face for making such assertions — of course, that egg isn’t the artery-clogging food we once thought either.
First, take a look below at five “good” fats that you should be eating on a regular basis and then check out Aaron’s video where he explains even more. In it, he discusses the different kinds of fat that exist and talks about how “bad” fat isn’t even that bad.
When you’re done watching, let us know what you think in the comments section.
While 77% of the calories from avocados are from fat, they’re filled with monounsaturated fatty acids that are good for your heart. Avocados are also loaded with essential vitamins and minerals.
Oily fish like salmon is very high in omega-3 fatty acids and is associated with a decreased risk in several types of heart ailments. This list includes strokes, heart attacks and high blood pressure.
ALMONDS, CASHEWS & PISTACHIOS
Nuts are another great omega-3 source. The addition of fiber will help make you feel full. Almonds, cashews and pistachios are also the lowest calorie nuts per ounce.
Flaxseed contains phytochemicals called lignans that boost one’s overall health. But guess what? Omega-3 fatty acids and fiber are in there too. This is definitely one of the world’s superfoods.
The high amount of monounsaturated fatty acids found in olive oil can reduce the risk of heart disease and help normalize blood clotting. Some research also suggests that it can stabilize insulin levels and help with blood sugar control.
Check out Aaron’s Fat Facts video right here.