Fat always gets a bad rep, but the fact is that we need to eat certain types fat…
Fat always gets a bad rep, but the fact is that we need to eat certain types fats on a daily basis to maintain health.
Essential fats (omega-3 and omega-6) are fats that our body needs but cannot manufacture so we need to get them from food.
Omega-3 fats are vital to the development of a child’s brain and nervous system and vital for the maintenance and repair of the adult brain and nervous system; they’re also anti-inflammatory.
Plant based sources: leafy greens, walnuts, chia seeds, flaxseeds and algal oil supplements. One average you should consume one to two tablespoons of flaxseed oil or milled seeds per day or a few walnuts.
Omega-6 fats can be helpful to certain inflammatory conditions. You can find them in avocados, grain products, nuts and seeds and vegetable cooking oils.
You need to maintain a balance between your omega-3 and omega-6 intake as imbalances can lead to certain health conditions.
The fats you should be avoiding or at least not eat on a regular basis are trans fatty acids. You’ll normally find them in:
– Commercially baked pastries, cookies, doughnuts and cakes.
– Packaged snack foods such as popcorn, crackers and chips
– Vegetable shortening
– Fried foods
– Candy bars
In tonight’s post, I’ll give practical tips to help you ensure you’re eating fat in a way that promotes health 😊
In my bowl: Rice with chipotle Borlotti beans (recipe already on the blog) and spinach sautéed in garlic with 🥑
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