Mythbusting Monday – Fats

Eat fat, gain fat, right? For a long time, the traditional way to lose weight has been to subject oneself to a low-fat diet. Today, we know that isn’t the case.

No, fat is not qualified as ‘healthy’, but shunning all fat from your diet can be dangerous, since your body needs to consume at least some omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids.  A little fat won’t kill you, promise!

The truth is if you stay in a caloric surplus, a low-fat diet won’t make you lose weight. You need some omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids; saturated fat won’t give you a heart attack, but too much trans fat may.

It’s about choosing the GOOD fats – not all fat is created equal!

Food Tip Friday – Eat Fats

The term “fat” sends most people running for the hills, but in reality, the GOOD fats are essential to your overall health and wellbeing.

Omega-3 essential fatty acids are one of the most beneficial groups of nutrients for your brain and overall health. They build brain cell membranes, reduce brain inflammation, and promote new brain cell formation.

They can improve your mood and memory and give you protection against brain disorders ranging from depression to dementia.

Shockingly, most American’s are deficient. Do you get enough healthy fats?