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Healthy Fats


Healthy fats are just what they sound like... fatty foods that you can feel good about eating! Eating these foods can also satisfy your appetite in a meal or a snack while giving your body the proper nutrients it deserves and the energy you will need for the day.



Healthy fats fall into two categories: Monounsaturated and Polyunsaturated Fats

  • Monounsaturated fats are the healthiest among all fatty foods! They help in developing and maintaining cells, lowering cholesterol levels, and reducing the chances of heart disease and stroke. These fats are found in foods such as nuts, avocados, and olive oil.

  • Polyunsaturated fats are fats that are necessary to essential functions of our bodies, but can't be generated naturally. There are two main types of polyunsaturated fats, which include Omega-3 and Omega-6 fatty acids. Omega-3 is beneficial for heart health and is found in foods that include fish, nuts, and seeds, while omega-6 is based on plants.

Here are 10 Healthy Fats You Can Eat to Improve Your Diet


1. Avocados (monounsaturated)

Total Fat: 21g/Unsaturated

2. Olive Oil (monounsaturated)

Total Fat: 14g/ Unsaturated


3. Almonds (monounsaturated)

Total Fat: 15g/ Unsaturated


4. Walnuts (polyunsaturated)

Total Fat: 14g/ Unsaturated


5. Macadamia Nuts (monounsaturated)

Total Fat: 22g/ Unsaturated

6. Salmon (polyunsaturated)

Total Fat: 11g/ Unsaturated


7. Full-Fat Dairy

Total Fat: 8g/ Saturated & Unsaturated


8. Tofu (monounsaturated)

Total Fat: 4g/ Unsaturated


9. Dark Chocolate (monounsaturated)

Total Fat: 11g/ Unsaturated



10. Sunflower Seeds (polyunsaturated)

Total Fat: 14g/ Unsaturated




These dietary fats in food can be used for healthy meals and snacks and help build a better understanding of your body to achieve your fitness and wellness goals. To learn more, fill out this form to set up a consultation with one of our team members.



Contributor:

Jha Nae Gordon

Junior Blog Writer