Real Food Is High in Healthy Fats

Unlike trans fats and processed fats found in vegetable oils and spreads, most naturally occurring fats are incredibly healthy.

For example, extra virgin olive oil is a great source of oleic acid, a monounsaturated fat that promotes heart health.

Coconut oil contains medium-chain triglycerides, which have been shown to increase fat burning and assist with weight loss.

Long-chain omega-3 fatty acids help fight inflammation and protect heart health. Fatty fish, such as salmon, herring and sardines, are excellent sources of these fats.

Basically, animal fats from grass-fed/pastured/wild animals are as good as it gets. While you’re hunting down a good source for those at your local farmer’s market, start using coconut or palm oil.

To stay fit, lean, and healthy, you’ve got to give your body the kinds of fats it needs — the kinds of fats it craves.