Healthy Fats

Incorporate healthy fats into your diet and at every meal and snack.

Getting the “right” kind of good fat may be a challenge and I recommend that you talk to your physician about your diet and an Omega 3 supplement containing EPA/DHA equaling 1000mg (or more if you are having any cognitive challenges). These fatty acids are essential for good health.

Some of the benefits:
*Elevates mood
*Stabilizes blood sugar and decreases cravings
*Sustains energy
*Supports brain health
*Decreases the effects of stress and inflammation
*Promotes hair, nail and skin health and appearance

Good options:
*Avocados & Avocado oil
*Walnuts and Almonds
*Organic Eggs
*Flax seeds (add ground flax to pancakes & baked goods)
*Coconut & coconut oil
*Extra virgin olive oil
*Grass fed butter
*Wild-caught salmon or sardines

There are many books on this subject, but one of my favorites is Eat Fat, Get Thin written by Mark Hyman, MD. I was able to hear him speak at a Food As Medicine conference. As a transformational life coach and therapist, I appreciated his knowledge and passion for nutrition and love sharing it along to others.

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