Fat // natural, natural, natural
Lastly we have fat, which contributes to 20-30% of your daily intake. You might be thinking, “Why are you telling me to include fat in my diet? Isn’t fat bad for me? “Well truth is that there are fats known as “good” and “bad” fats and it is important to know the difference between the two.
Fats, which are solid at room temperature, also known as saturated fat, and trans fat are potentially harmful to your health. Trans fat sources include: fried foods, margarine, baked goods and processed snack foods. These fats should be avoided. Saturated fats are found in high-fat meats and dairy products and should be used sparingly as an excess consumption of these foods can lead to increased risk of heart disease.
Now to the good fats! The good fats are known as monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats, which are liquid at room temperature and can, improve your blood cholesterol level and decrease your risk of cardiovascular disease.
Healthy fats include: nuts, seeds, vegetable oils (olive oil), peanut/almond butter, avocado, salmon, tofu and soybeans.