Okay let's first get this out of the way, there ARE indeed healthy fats. Shocking right? Now don't take that statement and blow it out of proportion by running to the local market and buying six boxes of Twinkies and say, "M.C Health & Wellness says it's healthy, so I can do it"! Can you imagine the chaos? However, as we've educated before in a previous blog post, healthy fats are one of the factors needed for counting your personal macros. After determining your personal daily calorie count, other factors to keep an eye on are your fat, carbohydrates, and protein (read more here). Each of them should be calculated, yes more math, to ensure that your diet it both healthy and lean. In the health and wellness industry, fat has been demonized as a curse word in the past making people afraid and even guilty for wanted it, but we are going to shine some light on a few "fatty" foods that we'd suggest you incorporate into your diet while you're counting your macros.
Don't Trip Chocolate Chip!
If you still have a sweet tooth still after rummaging from door to door last week for Halloween, you'll this next contender on the list. This great tasting tantalizing teaser is packed with healthy fats averaging 65% of calories. Again, all of these are just suggestions and should also be eaten in moderation. Don't go buy 20 boxes of dark chocolate and eat it in one sitting. Yes they are great sources of fiber, magnesium, and antioxidants, in fact, their antioxidant exceed blueberries. Mind blowing right? Not only is it good to include dark chocolate on your macros list, this fatty treat has been proven to assist brain function and protect your skin from the negative effects of the sun. Now these facts are based on the high quality of dark chocolate, so be sure to eat good quality dark chocolate and the best way to know is if your chocolate is at least 70% cocoa.
That's All "Yolks"
This next contestant can leave you with egg on your face if you're giving it the cold shoulder. This breakfast fan favorite is loaded with vitamins and minerals. Eggs have been deemed as unhealthy for years because the yolk is high in cholesterol and fat, but recent studies have shown that the cholesterol from the eggs doesn't effect the levels in the blood stream. Keep in mind that eggs are 62% of calories per large whole eggs, so the next morning when you have your "Sonni" side up eggs with toast, don't forget to calculate your fats from the eggs.
There's Something Fishy
In the health and wellness industry, there's always a debate. A debate on what foods to eat, how often to eat, & what's the best way to see real results. There's ALWAYS something! However, one thing that we can generally agree on is that fatty fish is healthy for you. When I say fatty fish that doesn't mean to deep fry fish all of the time, and consider yourself healthy. Let's lean more towards the natural fats that the fish produces on its own. Salmon, trout, mackerel, sardines and herring are the line leaders for recommended healthy fatty fish. "These fish are loaded with heart-healthy omega-3 fatty acids, high quality proteins and all sorts of important nutrients. Studies show that people who eat fish tend to be much healthier, with a lower risk of heart disease, depression, dementia and all sorts of common
With Thanksgiving just days away, and a majority of the country is dreading the cold weather that's to come, I wouldn't mind taking a vacation to a beautiful tropical island, enjoying the view and the breeze while lightly sipping on some cool coconut milk. Unknown by many, coconuts actually has some amazing health benefits, and is the reigning champ for on our healthy fatty food chart. In fact, coconut & coconut oil has about 90% of its fatty acid as being saturated, so in a "coconut" shell, be sure to consume coconut oil sparingly. Don't this scare you though. The fat in coconuts actually works differently than regular saturated fats. These fats are mainly in the medium chain so they metabolize differently because it transports directly to the liver which gives it the ability to turn into ketone bodies which gives you energy.
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