Facts about Fats

We need fat, we can’t live without fat, it helps to transport fat soluble vitamins A, D, E and K into and around the body. It is also important for membrane health as well as skin, hair and eye health. We need it for brain development when we are babies and to help the brain health when we are older… this is why fish is called ‘brain food’, because it has omegas 3’s which are the fats that help our development.

Omega 3 fats are called DHA and EPA they are unsaturated and are considered good for the heart helping to reduce the risk of blood clots moving to the heart and the brain.

 

Good fat foods are oily fish, nuts, seeds, avocado, coconut and coconut oil, eggs and olive oil. These can actually reduce inflammation in the body and help you feel healthier. Cooking with coconut oil is best, because it is a stable fat at room temperature, which means that it is solid, so butter and ghee are also ok to cook with although higher in saturated fat.

Using liquid oils to cook with are not so good, heating changes their make up, and they can go from being a good fat to a toxin this way! So drip you olive oil on after cooking! I would always steer clear of vegetable oil, it is a mixture of all sorts and offers little to no benefits!