Fat Can Be Good for You!

Contrary to popular belief, fat can actually be good for you. In fact, you need some fat in your diet in order to stay healthy and to function at your best. The trick is knowing the difference between good fats and bad fats. When you’re trying to achieve holistic wellness, there are some fats that you should flat out avoid, namely saturated fats and trans fats. Foods that contain these unhealthy fats include fatty meat, skin-on chicken, milk, cream, butter, cheese, palm oil, coconut oil, lard, pastries and other sweets,  potato chips, popcorn, margarine, vegetable shortening, just about anything fried or breaded, and processed candies.

Monounsaturated fats and polyunsaturated fats, on the other hand, can be great additions to your diet, when used in moderation. Good food choices for these fats include olive oil, soybean oil, canola oil, corn oil, sunflower oil, safflower oil, peanut oil, nuts, sesame oil, sunflower seeds, sesame seeds, pumpkin seeds, flaxseed, avocados, olives, fish, peanut butter, and soy products. In addition to eating healthy fats, you can also consider limiting fat in your diet and using fat replacers instead. Fat replacers, which are available through natural health stores such as My Remedy Shop, are a great way to take the guesswork out of eating.

Fat replacement products make holistic wellness easy. You don’t have to worry about whether the fat you are eating is good or bad. You simply get your good fat from the product you are using. This can actually help you to lose weight more quickly and can sometimes even result in a nice energy boost, allowing you to work out for longer periods.

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