Let’s get this out of the way: there is no need to be shunning egg yolks and searching for fat-free everything at the grocery store. If we’ve learned anything from the fat-free fad, it’s that eating fat-free isn’t actually the best way to eat.
Sugar is typically used in place of extracted fat to make food taste better (fat equals flavor!) and fat is satiating.
Subtract the fat and you’ll find yourself looking for something else to fill you up—and whatever you choose will likely be worse for you than the tablespoon of oil you could have had with your meal.
Just don’t forget that not all fats are created equal!
Here are three good fats that should have a place in your healthy diet:
- Coconut oil – coconut oil contains lauric acid, a medium-chain fatty acid that when consumed helps aid weight loss and is amazing for boosting your immune system as well.
- MCT/XCT oil – MCT/XCT oils help heighten concentration and focus, increase energy and metabolism, and aid in both fat loss and period/hormone regulation.
- Avocado oil – avocado is high in monounsaturated fat, which is considered “heart healthy.” They are also high in potassium, which should support healthy blood pressure levels – and even fiber, which has various benefits for weight loss and metabolic health.
Are you a fat-phobic or a healthy-fat fan? Have you tried any of the “good” fats on our list?
Tell us why you love them!