The simple addition of good fats in every meal you make can be the one thing that changes everything. I know… it seems so easy and you might be thinking how you’ve tried everything under the sun to achieve better health, glowing skin, reduced inflammation and a healthier weight. But often it is the simple things that we often overlook that make the biggest difference in our lives.
I lived for years trying to micromanage annoying symptoms. From different herbal medicines, “power” foods, treatments — you name it, I tried it. And then, fortunately, life put me in the position to change the way I thought about fat. From a place of completely fearing it (I wasted a lot of time counting the grams of fat in everything I ate) to a place of food freedom where I now not only enjoy fat without panic but amazingly, it has revolutionized the way I feel on a daily basis.
Let me ask you: What do you want your food to do for you? If you are like me, you want it to do double time being a source of both pleasure and nourishment. Yes, food is tasty and fun, but I’m deeply connected to the powerful impact food has on our biology. That food can be our medicine humbles me because I have experienced firsthand that it can be transformative in the best possible way while it can simultaneously also be depleting and devastate your system depending on what you eat.
I have learned that food is so personal and there is no one-size fits all approach to diet that will work for everyone. Yet the one thing I know for sure is that we all obey some basic and universal nutritional science. For example, while some people may do better on a higher fat and lower carbohydrate diet than others, even the vegetarians or plant-based eaters among us who feel better on a higher carbohydrate, lower fat diet still require good fats. So while our individual portions may vary, it doesn’t change the fact that to be human is to need good fats.
There are so many beautiful fats to choose from! This topic gets me so excited and in this two-part blog, I share with you my top 10 good fats. If you are new to eating more good fats or you just want to increase the variety of them in your daily diet I am confident you will find something useful here.
Okay, I have a bonus favorite for using coconut oil — applying it topically helps improve the presence of wrinkles, fine lines, and dry ragged skin. I love using coconut oil to hydrate my skin and give it a radiant glow!
Stay tuned for the rest of “My Top 10 Good Fats” in Part Two.