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.
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.
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.