If you get your nutrition info from advertisements and food packages, you are probably going to assume that fats in general are bad for you. Almost every food prodcut has a “Fat Free!” option, which would automatically make you think that the fatty option is probably the less healthy option. Well we are here to tell you that there are quite a few different varieties of fats, and many of them are good for you, if not essential to your health!
Avocado is like the mayonnaise of the vegetarian world. Its thick, creamy, delicious, and you can pretty much put it on anything.
Avacaodo’s contain Lutein, which is a fatty acid ester and it can be found concentrated around the cornea of the human eye, which has been shown to protect our eye from high energy protons emitted from blue wavelength light. Which is a very important these days, because all of our T.Vs, computers, and phones emit blue wavelength light.
Coconut oil or butter is becoming huge for vegetarians and dessert lovers. It is pure opaque white, soft at room temperature like butter, and crumbly delicious when cold.
Coconut fat is rather complex and is still being studied, but so far science has determined that is is strongly anti-bacterial, rich in vitamin-K and E, and contains a significant amount of iron. Some studies suggest that it can help with weight management, because it reduces stress on the endocrine system.
the best way to eat coconut butter or oil is in desserts of tropical and Asain recepies, or in a shake or smoothie.
3) Macadamia Nuts
Macadamia nuts are great in cookies because they are soft and practically melt like chocolate chips, expect with nutty rich deliciousness. Oh, and they are stocked with great fat. These amazing nuts boast very high levels of monounsaturated fatty acids. Or in other words, the happy fats. These fats help lower cholesterol levels, are high in vitamin E and antioxidants and contain a great ratio of omega 3 and omega 6 fatty acids.
The only thing you have to watch out for is that you DO NOT feed them to your dog!
Macadamia nut oil can be difficult to find in a store, so if you want some you should probably order it online.