When you’re trying to lose weight, the last thing you probably think you should add to your diet is fat. However, did you know that there are two kinds of fats? Good fats and bad fats. When you traditionally think of fats, you are likely thinking of the bad ones; fried foods, processed sweets, butter, etc. However, by eating a diet that contains healthy fats, you can help lower your bad cholesterol and your risk of developing heart disease. This article will discuss three healthy fats that you should add to your diet.
Avocado isn’t just delicious when it is turned into guacamole; it’s good on just about anything; eggs, sandwiches, salads, etc. As one the only fruit that contains healthy fats— monounsaturated fats— eating avocado in moderation will help you to lower your cholesterol and live a healthier life overall. Plus, who doesn’t love an excuse to buy more avocado?
Most oils like vegetable oil and canola oil aren’t necessarily good for you. In fact, too much oil can clog your arteries and increase your likelihood of developing heart disease. Olive oil, on the other hand, is considered to be a healthy oil. By replacing your cooking oils with olive oil, you can benefit from increased benefits including a slimmer waist, a healthier heart, and an overall improved lifestyle.
Not all nuts are created equal. As the healthiest nut, almonds can be eaten in a variety of forms including raw, almond butter, almond milk, or added to recipes. Containing 15 grams of unsaturated fats per serving, almonds will help increase your good cholesterol while lowering your bad. Additionally, almonds have a lot of fiber in them which is great at regulating your digestive system.
When it comes to losing weight, it’s important to have a diet that is low in bad fats and moderate in good ones. If you would like to learn more about how you can change your diet, contact our Advanced Anti Aging & Weightloss office today to schedule an appointment!