Are there actually HEALTHY high fat foods which you should include in your diet?
Gain a world of knowledge about the diabetes epidemic and discover what you can do to lose weight and fight diabetes!
It’s true! Our bodies actually need a certain amount of fat from our diet. But there’s a difference between ‘healthy’ fats and those not-so-healthy fat varieties found in junk foods. Discover the difference….
1) Key to your health is to do your best to avoid an over-abundance of unhealthy saturated fats, especially trans-fats found in junk foods, and instead attempt to include healthy mono and polyunsaturated fats in your diet.
2) Extra Virgin Olive Oil is considered to be just about the healthiest cooking oil available. Why? The healthy fat content is largely coming from the oleic acid present within extra virgin olive oil. It can increase insulin secretion from your pancreas, and can help your body fight inflammation.
3) Free Range Eggs can bring positive health benefits, because they contain beneficial HDL cholesterol. They can help you lower your triglyceride levels, and they contain the antioxidants lutein and zeaxanthin, which can lower your risk of cancer.
4) Nuts & Seeds are high in fat, but they contain those heart-healthy omega 3 fatty acids, including the beneficial alpha-linoleic acid. This means that cooking oils derived from nuts and seeds can be a positive-health alternative to other cooking oils.
5) Avocados are one fruit that can help you feel fuller, quicker. Consuming just half an avocado with your meal can dramatically decrease your post-meal hunger cravings. On top of the healthy fat content, they contain a variety of beneficial vitamins and nutrients.
6) Salmon may perhaps be the healthiest variety of meat on the planet. High in beneficial omega-3 fatty acids, oily fish, like salmon, can help lower LDL cholesterol levels and improve your brain health.
7) A ‘secret’ high fat healthy dessert is, incredibly, dark chocolate! Dark chocolate contains antioxidant flavanols and polyphenols, which can help your body fight free radical damage. Studies have shown that diabetics who consumed just a bit of dark chocolate regularly found a reduction in their glucose levels.