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  • Lydia Cotter - Naturopath & Functional Medicine

Fat (in foods) is the new black

Eating the right fats can heal but choosing the wrong fats can create massive havoc on your health.

So what are the right fats?!?!?!

It is alarming how many of us still think fats in foods like cheese, avocado, eggs, butter, coconut and fatty fish (salmon, sardines or tuna) is what causes weight gain, heart disease and metabolic conditions.

It's no wonder, when the government’s dietary guidelines have long recommended following a diet low in fat due to concerns around the dangers of fats contributing chronic health problems!

Current research shows that fats listed above are healthy to consume daily and DON’T contribute these conditions.

Health benefits of eating fats

In just 3 weeks, people who switch from low fat to high fat diets see many health benefits including:

  • 3-20kg total weight loss

  • Blood pressure reduction

  • Blood sugar regulation

  • Improved energy and mood

  • Weight loss around the waist, hips and buttocks

What fats should you be eating?

  • Ditch the low/no fat (milk, yogurt and cheese) and replace the 100% full fat options.

  • Switch margarine for butter or avocado

  • Enjoy wholefoods like avocado, full fat coconut milk and olives

  • Fatty and oily fish like mackerel, salmon, sardines or tuna should regularly feature in your diet

  • Eat nuts and seeds like walnuts, macadamias, almonds, chia seeds, flaxseeds, sunflower seeds 4 times per week

  • Choose saturated plant fats from healthy organic, unrefined, cold-pressed sources like coconut oil, olive oil, nut oils (macadamia, walnut or almond oil) and flaxseed oil.

Want more info on healthy fats?

This is jus the tip of the iceberg, so if you want to know more, email me for complimentary guide to fats and comprehensive information about the benefits of each healthy fat.

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