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Healthy Fat Foods

Of the 3 macronutrients, carbs, protein and fats, only the last 2 are ESSENTIAL. The right kind of Omega 3 Fatty Acids are very beneficial to the body. Omega 6 and 9 are also important, but we are taking in an abundance of those through the processed food that we eat.

The following are 3 very healthy “fatty” foods:

Wild-caught Alaskan Salmon(Sockeye)

This fish eats very low on the food chain and cannot be farm-raised. You may eat it fresh, frozen or canned. My favorite label for canned salmon is Black Top. Mixing it with fresh flat-leaf parsley, onion, garlic, organic mustard, turmeric, sea salt, pepper, and any vegetable that you like, is a healthy meal. Raw pumpkin seeds, organic celery, hard-boiled eggs from pasture-raised chickens, sauerkraut, chopped raw almonds, and lemon juice are other foods to mix with the salmon.

Avocado

While we usually think of avocados as vegetables, it is actually classified as a fruit. They are rich in monounsaturated fat that is easily burned for energy. They provide 20 essential nutrients, including potassium, vitamin E, B-vitamins and folic acid.

Coconut Oil

Half the fat content in coconut oil is lauric acid that your body converts into monolaurin, which has anti-viral, anti-bacterial, and anti-protozoa properties. The medium-chain fatty acids in coconut oil also produce a whole host of health benefits, including stimulating your metabolism.

Remember: It is NOT fat that makes us fat, if you eat the right kind.

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