Did you know that unsaturated fats can help lower your rate of cardiovascular disease as well as cholesterol whereas saturated, trans, and hydrogenated fats can increase your risk?
Focus on healthy fats while limiting or eliminating things like fried foods, vegetable oils, packaged snacks, and margarine.
Fats have received a bad rap over the years, and there is a lot of confusion surrounding what types of fats we should be consuming. The truth is that our body needs fat for hormone production, brain health, and some healthy fats can even assist in weight loss efforts. To help you add healthy fats to your diet, here are three tips to get you started.
Tip #1: Try Omega 3:6:9 by Higher Nature
Perfect 2:1 omega 3 to omega 6 balance. This fresh, natural tasting formula provides cold pressed, 100% Organic, unrefined Flax Seed and Sunflower Seed oils, plus Extra Virgin Olive oil, protected with natural antioxidants. Today’s modern diets can provide an excess of Omega 6 to Omega 3 fatty acids, which creates an imbalance in the body. Omega 3:6:9 Balance Oil provides the perfect 2:1 balance of Omega 3 and Omega 6, with added Omega 9. Fatty acids make up the cell walls of every cell in the body and make hormone-like substances, important for many body processes. Omega 3 and 6 also support a healthy heart and arteries, eyes and brain. Use in salads, on potatoes and vegetables or straight from the spoon. For added lignans and fibre, mix with Organic Sprouted Flax Seeds.
Tip #2: Add Coconut Oil to Your Smoothies
Coconut oil is a great source of fat and tastes delicious when added to a smoothie. Try adding a tablespoon to your morning smoothie to start your day off right.
Tip #3: Add Avocados to Your Salad
Another delicious way to get some healthy fat into your diet is by enjoying avocados. Try slicing an avocado and adding it to your salad.
For this week’s challenge, I challenge you to try at least two of the following foods.
- Full-fat unsweetened coconut yogurt
- Wild-caught salmon
- Olive oil
- Coconut oil
- Avocado oil