Posted on February 25, 2013 by Bennett Coffey | 1 Comment
The idea of eating "fat" was scary to me for a long time. Actually, for most of my life I avoided eating it at all. I was under the impression that eating fat=fat on my body. I had no idea how wrong I was about this until I began my studies in holistic nutrition. I learned that there is a huge difference between healthy fats and unhealthy fats. Healthy fats like olive oil, coconut oil, avocado, nuts, seeds, cacao butter (pictured above) are essential to a well balanced diet and a fully functioning thyroid (which helps aid our metabolism). Once I started incorporating healthy fats into my diet I was so much more satisfied at every meal, I didn’t have to eat as much, I felt happier (as healthy fats improve brain health and alleviate depression) and my memory improved. I recommend eating fat with every meal to help prevent heart disease, lower cholesterol and boost your metabolism for weight loss benefits. Are you afraid to eat fat? Play around with what fats you like best and please share your experiences with us below.
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