For years we have been told that a low-fat diet is the key to losing weight and preventing health problems. But it’s not the amount of fat, it’s the types of fat you eat that really matter. Bad fats, like trans fats which are found in margarines, cakes and biscuits are guilty of the unhealthy things all fats have been blamed for—weight gain, clogged arteries, and so on. But good fats such as the monounsaturated fats, polyunsaturated fats and now even saturated fats have the opposite effect. I used to drink skimmed milk, eat low fat yogurts and low fat cheese, but not anymore. Staying clear of foods just because they contain saturated fat, and eating other foods just because they are low in saturated fat, may be the unhealthiest choice of all.
Healthy fats play a huge role in helping you manage your moods, stay on top of your mental game, fight fatigue, and even control your weight.
I encourage you to make these important fats a regular part of your healthy diet. Why? Because humans need them to improve liver health, build stronger bones, healthy lungs and brain, proper nerve signaling and building a strong immune system.
The answer isn’t cutting out the fat—it’s learning to make healthy choices and to replace bad fats with good ones that promote health and well-being.