Healthy Fats to Prioritize in Your Diet

Poor “Fat”

It’s truly an atrocity that dietary fat and bodily fat share the word “fat”. Let’s be honest, no one wants to be fat. But we all sure do want to eat fat!

Say whu???? Eat fat?? Surely she did not just say that!

Yes. I. Did.

Because fat (dietary fat) has been misunderstood, demonized, and left out in the cold for something it didn’t even do; make you fat or cause your heart disease.

Yup. I said that ^^.

The truth is we need to eat fat! OMG – here she goes again. Even saturated fats.

Plus, it goes a really long way toward satiety which is a super big deal!

But you already know that, right? You’ve been hearing this buzz for a while now, so you’ve already begun to shift your thinking. Good for you! The only question that remains is “which fats should I be eating?”.

But in the interest of few words, here’s what you need to know…

The Short List to Eat Liberally (as oils and foods)

  • Extra Virgin Olive Oil (cold, first press)Coconuts and coconut oil on wooden table, on nature background
  • Coconut Oil
  • Avocado
  • Palm Oil
  • Eggs (the yolks!)
  • Dairy (if tolerated)
  • Butter & Ghee
  • Macadamia Oil
  • Animal and Animal-Rendered Fats*
  • Fish & Seafood

The Short List to Eat in Moderation (as oils and foods)

  • Most Nut & Seed Oils (except Macadamia)
  • Nuts & Seeds
  • Avocado Oil
  • Nut Butters

The Short List Not to Eat

  • Canola Oil
  • Safflower Oil
  • Sunflower Oil
  • Corn Oil
  • Wheat Germ Oil
  • Soybean Oil
  • Cottonseed Oil
  • Peanut Oil

*Please note that I will blog in more detail (almost nothing is an absolute and the above info requires a bit more explanation to be applied for the long term) about fats in the near future, but I get asked often what are “healthy fats” and it seemed the efficient to share them quickly in this manner.

Please feel free to leave questions & comments. It helps me know what info to share!

ripe avocado cut in half on a wooden table ** Note: Shallow depth of field

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