The Truth about Healthy Fats

 

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Although some of us know good fats will not make us fat, there is still confusion among many.  I have several clients come to me asking me isn’t guacamole fattening?  Are you sure a handful of nuts doesn’t have too many calories? Will coconut oil raise my cholesterol because it is high in saturated fat?   It seems logical to restrict these high fat foods from ones diet, however nuts, seeds, avocados, coconut oil have many health benefits including:

  • lowering cholesterol
  • lowering blood sugar
  • increase protection against cancer
  • heart health
  • increased protection against cancer
  • helps joints, nerves, and bones
  • better nutrient absorption
  • proven to lower blood pressure
  • lower weight, not weight gain!

 

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Of course we should eat these foods in moderation,  however the main cause of weight gain is low quality, processed, chemically treated, packaged foods with hydrogenated oils and trans fat. So add in a handful of nuts to your salad, make some avocado salsa, try a vegetable frittata with organic eggs, or even a baked piece of salmon.  Enjoy:)

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