Fat Does Not Make You Fat

There are many misconception about fat! It is important to know that not all fats are unhealthy. Fat does not make you fat but actually improves body composition, especially when eating a lower-carb diet. In fact, our bodies NEED healthy fat. Completely avoiding it can be detrimental to our health. Fat is very nutrient-dense, it's the building block of our cells and hormones, and it allows our bodies to absorb more antioxidants and other nutrients from our food. Here are two really healthy fat options -
Coconut oil is a great option as a cooking oil because it is the only one that is stable enough to resist heat-induced damage. Best of all, coconut oil is nature's richest source of healthy medium-chain triglycerides (MCTs). - MCTs are easily digested, thus putting less strain on your digestive system. This is especially important for those with digestive or metabolic concerns. - MCTs strengthen and support our immune system - MCTs are sent directly to your liver, where they are immediately converted into energy rather than being stored as fat. - MCTs in coconut oil can actually help stimulate your body's metabolism, leading to weight loss.

Avocados, which are actually classified as a fruit, are rich in monounsaturated fat that is easily burned for energy. They also provide close to 20 essential health-boosting nutrients, including potassium, vitamin E, B-vitamins, and folic acid. Previous research has found avocado can help optimize cholesterol levels within as little as one week; contains compounds that appear to inhibit and destroy oral cancer cells, and those that protect against liver damage. The greatest concentration of beneficial carotenoids is in the dark green fruit of the avocado, closest to the peel, so use the “nick and peel” method to maximize the benefits from your avocado. They’re also very low in fructose and have anti-inflammatory properties. Avocados are one of the safest fruits you can buy conventionally-grown, and most experts do not believe you need to purchase organic ones.