Don’t believe everything your hear. There are a lot of myths regarding fat. We want to lay it down for you and tell you about healthy fat foods. Yes, we put healthy and fat in one sentence, and with good reason! You have been fed a lot of false information regarding dieting and food. We have listed some myths for you to clear the air once and for all.
Myth #1 All fats are equally bad for you
Nope! Trans fats and some saturated fats are the ones to stay away from if you want to live a long and healthy life. However monounsaturated fats and polyunsaturated are not bad for you at all and carry many great healthy benefits like bringing down LDL cholesterol levels in your blood.
Myth #2 If I eat less fat I will loose weight
Nope! Some blame the low-fat revolution that obesity has increased in the past 20 years. Balancing fat foods and cutting calories is the code to dropping pounds. You have to mix the right fats and focus on the good fats that we have listed for you below.
Myth #3 Low fat or fat free equals healthy
Wrong again! Most of these fat free foods marketing stunts have a lot of sugar in them, refined carbs and calories. Don’t be a marketing victim!
There are fatty foods that are actually good for you. And remember, too much of something is never healthy unless it is love, compliments or unicorns ;).
Avocados go well with a lot, you can make hummus from them, add to a salad, use in a sandwich. They are lovely, fatty and filling.
- Peanut butter
Where to begin, peanut butter should be your friend. Especially if you have a hectic life like me and you sometimes need an energy boost, peanut butter is great on bread, banana, in a smoothie, through your oatmeal.
- Nuts (almonds, peanuts, macadamia nuts, hazelnuts, pecans, cashews)
Nuts make a great snack or you can add them to a salad, use in a Thai wok dish or instead of breadcrumbs on chicken or fish.
- Fish (salmon, tuna, mackerel, herring, trout, sardines)
Place in the oven with herbs and lemon, mix through a salad or make a mean pasta.
- Oil (nut, olive, sesame)
Replace butter with oil!
- Flax seeds
Yes they are very fatty, and you can mix them in your breakfast smoothie or yoghurt for energy throughout the day.
- Soy milk
Have you ever tried a chai tea soy latté? Need we say more?
Great meat replacement packed with protein and low calorie.
And of course we have already started a database for you with healthy recipes rich on the right fats. You can find them here.