One of the myths I’m always trying to dispel is that fat is unhealthy. Most people think those high-fat foods are the reason their pants are fitting a little tighter. They’re not far off, the diet of the average American does contain a lot of unhealthy, high-fat foods, but also a lot of carbohydrates. In this type of diet, the body breaks down the glucose found in carbs and stores the fat from these fatty foods. However, the ketogenic diet, which eliminates nearly all carbohydrates, champions the consumption of “healthful” fats, and rightly so.
This article, from Better Nutrition Magazine, identifies those fats that you should make sure to incorporate into your diet. Some tips:
- Skip inflammatory oils like canola or corn oil. Instead, reach for alternatives like coconut or extra virgin olive oil
- Incorporate only grass-fed meats into your diet
- Occasional fruit consumption is a-ok. Reach for apples or berries.
- To get more omega-3s in your diet, reach for supplements like DHA, ALA or fish oil.