The concept of 'healthy fats' is one that is still confusing to a lot of people. To get the most bang for your buck in terms of your diet, you do need to be aware of what kinds of fats are good for you. That's what I'm here to discuss today.
First, let's get something straight: Fats are not the cause of inflammation and other health issues Americans face today.
A lot of these problems are caused by the overconsumption of processed carbohydrates, inflammatory foods, and other things that just aren't meant to be consumed.
Foods that once ran, swam, flew, or grew are some of the most important foods to eat in order to give your body what it needs. Here are some of the best types of fats that you can add to your diet:
You want to have a good ratio of different kinds of fats in your diet. A good rule of thumb is to set up your diet so that you're getting enough protein, fat, and carbohydrates. Some people like going on a higher fat, lower carb diet—this is fine. If you're strength training, you need to have carbohydrates in your diet.
If your lifestyle is a little more sedentary, such as with an office job, you may want to consider having more fats in your diet. This will help you stay satiated throughout the day. Additionally, your insulin levels (what is released when you eat more carbohydrates) will be more stable and you're less likely to have cravings. Fats play an important role in your health by maintaining your hormone levels and your function in everyday life.
If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to us. We'd be glad to advise you about your diet, health, and exercise goals.