Balancing the fatty scales is a surprising way of finding the right diet for you. We often see all fat as the ultimate evil, but research has shown that balancing the scale between the good fats and the bad ones is the key to a healthier lifestyle.
One key factor that some overlook is that food manufacturers often reduce fat by replacing it with carbohydrates found in sugar or refined grains. Our bodies digest refined carbohydrates and sugar very quickly, affecting blood sugar and insulin level.
Rather than adopting a low-fat diet, it’s more important to focus on eating “good” fats and avoiding harmful “bad” fats. Fat is an important part of a healthy diet. Choose foods with “good” fats like:
- Olive, peanut, and canola oils
- Nuts such as almonds, hazelnuts, and pecans
- Seeds such as pumpkin and sesame seeds
And avoid or limit foods with high saturated and trans fats like:
- butter, ghee, suet, lard, coconut oil and palm oil
- fatty cuts of meat
Trust the team at Michelle Mina Nutrition to find the right diet for you and your body.