If You Want Better Health, Consume Good Fats

by ParentCo. July 15, 2016

Over time, fat has been ostracized, shamed and demonized. However, not all fat deserves this bad rap... ...control your weight and live your healthiest life... Nuts:...people who consume nuts live longer and lead healthier lives. ...a reduced risk of heart disease, ... also ... decreased Type 2 diabetes as well as Alzheimer’s dementia. Avocado:...primary fat is oleic acid, ...also present in olive oil ...this “healthy fat” helps to lower the risk of heart disease, bad cholesterol levels, and inflammation. Fatty fish (salmon, trout, mackerel, sardines, herring): ...can decrease the risk for depression and anxiety. Furthermore, ... small study, published in the Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry, ...equal therapeutic effects to a leading prescription anti-depressant in those who suffered from major depressive disorder... Hard, Full-Fat Cheeses Cheese lovers everywhere can rejoice! ... Despite the calorie and fat content, cheese consumption may help attain a slimmer waistline... There is also evidence to suggest that the fatty acid butyrate found in aged cheeses—also produced by bacteria in the gut—can contribute to this... And let’s not forget that olive and coconut oils, dark chocolate, whole eggs, grass-fed beef (and grass-fed butter) – all known for their high fat content can be healthy for you in moderation (and watching calorie counts).
Source: Good fats promote heart health - Washington Times



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