Does Eating Fat Make You Fat?

salmon and healthy fatsAs crazy as it may sound, you may be missing one key ingredient from your diet: FAT! Fat is essential to every part of your body, including glowing skin, a thriving metabolism, and healthy cell function. Even some of the most popular diets like Paleo and the Mediterranean Diet encourage high fat meals for weight loss. But before you dive into that bag of potato chips, there are the few things you should know about eating the right kind of fat.

Eat More of These: Healthy Fats

Although you’ve learned for years that fat is unhealthy as it clogs arteries and leads to heart disease, this isn’t the case for all types of fat. There are two main types of fats that are good for you and can help keep the weight off!

The first type of healthy fats are monounsaturated fats. These fats liquify, rather than harden in your body making them easier to burn, and less likely to stick around and make you fat. These fats can reduce bad cholesterol levels and lower the risk of hear disease.  You can get your fill of healthy fats from foods like olive oil, canola oil, avocados and nuts.