Not All Fats Are Bad: Top 5 Foods With Healthy Fats To Serve Your Health Purposes

LifeStyle & Health

February 19, 2018 16:01 By Mambee

When people are trying to lose weight and improve their health, they often make a common mistake – eating low-fat foods. This is completely wrong. Fats are different, and although saturated fats are not good for us, there are healthy fats which are essential for the whole body. They are monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats. They maintain insulin and blood sugar levels, lower cholesterol and improve the cardiovascular system. Moreover, the most important omega 3 and omega 6 fatty acids support normal brain function and cell growth. A new study advises that it is better to eat more products with omega 3s. An abundance of food rich in omega 6s is linked to weight gain and inflammation.

Here are the top 5 foods which contain healthy fats!

1. Avocados

Just 1 avocado can make your day! It consists of 23 grams of monosaturated fat and the required dose of fiber. This food contains antioxidants which improve vision. Avocados are an absolutely incredible replacement for any unhealthy spread on your toast! Give it a try!

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2. Nuts

If you like to have a snack on the go, nuts are a wonderful option. You can choose any to your liking. Walnuts are rich in omega 3 and alpha-linolenic acids. Almonds are a good source of vitamin E and pistachios have lutein, zeaxanthin, and carotenoids which benefit the eyes. Nuts have the whole package of healthy fats and are reported to decrease the risk of heart stroke and blood clots.

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3. Seeds

Flaxseed, sunflower, pumpkin and chia seeds – they all contribute to your health.

Flaxseed works miracles – it is even reported to prevent cancer development. It is rich in omega 3s and promotes bowel and ovary health. Sunflower, pumpkin and chia seeds have a similar set of nutrients and fatty acids. You can easily incorporate them into your daily diet – sprinkle them on top of yogurt or ice cream, or add them to oatmeal and salads.

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4. Edamame

These soybeans can boast a high nutrient content of monosaturated fat, plant-based protein, and fiber.

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5. Dark chocolate

It may seem weird, but dark chocolate is a healthy food! Do not confuse it with other chocolates though. One ounce contains 9 grams of fat. It provides you with vitamins A, B, and E, iron, potassium, magnesium, calcium, and flavonoids (plant-based antioxidants).

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Fat has been always positioned as something to be scared of. Now recent studies have discovered that some fats are not only recommended for consumption, it is absolutely impossible to lead a normal healthy life without them. There is always a choice of tasty and healthy products which are good for us.

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