Delicious Vegan Living 101

Good Fat: Eat Your Way To Healthy And Happy

Unsaturated fats, also known as good fats, are an important part of a healthy diet.

avocado_halfIn order to be healthy, you need to eat at least 10% of your calories to come from healthy fat sources. A low-fat or fat free diet leads to dull hair, brittle nails, and even weight gain. Likewise, a diet filled with saturated fats and trans fatty acids leads to low energy, clogged arteries, and an increased risk for heart disease.

There are two types of fats: saturated and unsaturated. Clean sources of unsaturated fat are essential for increased longevity, better energy, and a beautiful complexion. Healthy, saturated fats help to build strong cell membranes, leading to well-hydrated skin, increased energy levels, and better nutrient absorption.

7 Fats To Incorporate Into Your Diet Today

+ coconut oil

+ olive oil

+ grapeseed oil

+ raw nuts and seeds

+ ground flaxseed

+ cold-water fish

+ avocados

 

Start with small, easy changes. Use grapeseed oil instead of butter when you cook your dinner. Give your children raw nuts and seeds, rather than chips. For lunch, try an avocado, rather than cheese on your sandwich.

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