What kinds of fats should be in your diet?
Q. What kinds of fats should be in your diet?
A. Using the right fats and oils is essential to improving your health from the inside out! Add these healthy, naturally occurring and minimally processed fats into your diet:
Saturated fats (for hot uses)- coconut oil, palm oil, butter, ghee, lard, tallow, duck fat, full-fat dairy, eggs (with yolk), meat and seafood.
Unsaturated fats (for cold uses)- avocado oil, flaxseed oil, macadamia nut oil, olive oil, sesame oil, walnut oil, nuts and seeds (including nut and seed butters).
*Note- unsaturated fats (typically liquid at room temperature) are easily damaged when heat is applied to them. Do not consume damaged fats!
Ditch these unhealthy, man-made fats and refined seed oils- margarine/buttery spreads, canola oil, corn oil, cottonseed oil, grapeseed oil, safflower oil, soybean oil, sunflower oil, vegetable oil and shortening made from any of these oils.
*Hydrogenated and partially hydrogenated oils, as well as man-made trans fats and “buttery spreads” like Earth Balance and I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter are highly processed and oxidize with exposure to light, air or heat.