Let's Talk Fats

It's that time of year again when you pull out those festive holiday pants and wonder.... can I still fit in these? Many people are beginning to give their diet a second look, if not now then they will come January 1st. The 1990's "fat-free diet" has really messed up the way that people think about healthy eating.

Did you know that you actually need fats in your diet and your body depends on it? Right about now you're liking this post because yes, we are telling you it's healthy to eat fats.... however we're not talking about ice cream, chips, cookies and other processed sugars and carbohydrates. Not all fats are healthy but some are such as Omega 3, monosaturated fats and polyunsaturated fats. Your body relies on these fats in order to function properly.

Here are some common signs that your body might be lacking healthy fats: starving all of the time, poor skin, unable to focus, anxious or depressed, sensory overload, poor stamina and having a hard time remembering things. I don't know about you, but during this busy time of year I need to be on my A-game and ain't nobody got time for those symptoms!

So what should you eat? Here is a small list of foods that contain healthy fats: avocado, peanut butter, nuts, fish (salmon, tuna), grass-fed meats, seeds, coconut oil, eggs, heavy creams, dark chocolate (containing 70-90% high in cocoa) and butter.  

So get to eating those fats, and don't forget... we're a great place to stock up on grass-fed beef (which is a great source of Omega-3 fats!).