As you go about your nutrition plan, one thing that you must make sure you’re doing daily is adding in some healthy fats!
Some people are still stuck on the notion that in order to succeed with their fat loss goals, they should be eating as low fat of a diet as possible.
This is not the case. While reducing the amount of unhealthy fat that you take in will definitely be important if you want to see your body fat being reduced, at the same time it’s important that you don’t neglect healthy fats.
Healthy fats are critical to overall good health as they’re going to help to keep your hunger levels down, your energy levels high, and help to maintain proper hormonal levels in the body.
Those who shun all fats will also often find that their diet provides very little satiety, as fat is the slowest nutrient to break down.
That said, let’s take a closer look at my top four favorite healthy fats that you should consider adding into your nutrition plan. If you can get these in place, you can feel good about doing something positive for your body.
The first of the healthy fats to add into your nutrition plan is flaxseeds. Flaxseeds are rich in fiber, high in omega fats, and also offer a small dose of protein as well.
Very few foods have this potent mix of nutrients, so these will work well for a balanced diet. Add them to Greek yogurt, your protein shake, or stir them into a bowl of oatmeal.
The second healthy fat to add into your day is walnuts. Walnuts are a great source of omega fats, which is something that most of us are lacking right now. Omega fats are essential for fending off disease, promoting a healthy brain and heart, and for increasing insulin sensitivity.
Walnuts provide a quick and easy way to get this nutrient in and will also help to stop hunger quickly.
Another food that you should be eating on a regular basis is salmon. Salmon is not only a good source of protein, but also healthy fats as well, making it a nutrient powerhouse.
If you like eating fish a good goal would be to consume salmon at least once per week!
Finally, the last healthy fat to add into your diet is almond butter. Almond butter works great smeared over an apple or even just your slice of whole grain toast in the morning.
Almond butter contains less sugar than commercial peanut butters but will still offer you all the great healthy fats that your body needs.
So there you have four great fat sources that you must make sure you’re not missing out on.
Get these into your day and you’ll feel less hunger and be healthier overall as well.