All fats are created equally in terms of the energy they provide, however some are healthier than others. They are an essential part of our diet as they aid in the absorption of fat soluble vitamins (A, D, E, and K) and are an important component of many hormones. A third of our daily calories should come from healthy fats.
protect against heart disease. Olive and canola oil | Olives | Nuts (almonds, pistachios, peanuts) | Avocados
tend to increase our LDL cholesterol levels, therefore their consumption should be limited. red meat | processed meats butter | full fat dairy products
Omega 3 Fatty acids
are very healthy since they protect against heart disease and prevent inflammation in our bodies. Additionally, they may help treat mild depression and anxiety. Fish (salmon, trout, herring) | walnuts | flaxseed | soy beans