Not something you hear out of a lot of nutritionist mouths I bet? Even more scandalous…I LOVE butter.
Our bodies need fat. Fat absorbs nutrients *cough* fat soluble vitamins anyone?? Plus fat gives us nine calories per gram- aka a whole lot of energy. Fat got a really bad reputation in the 80’s saying it causes heart disease and obesity- but that is not the problem. SUGAR causes obesity, diabetes and heart problems. This is why I eat a high fat diet, low sugar. I of course treat myself, but in general- when I read a label on the back of a package- I NEVER look at how much fat is in it- I look at the quality of the ingredients and the SUGAR content. So bring on the full fat yogurt. Sugar causes inflammation- not fat.
That being said- not all fats are the same. Yes I said I love butter, but I will continously support it-I buy organic butter where the only ingredients are cream and salt. I will never ever buy margarine or anything that is artificially made.
Here are some fats that I eat:
Almonds + nuts + nut butter
Avocado + olives
EGGS <3 <3 <3 (never EVER just eat egg whites)
Full fat yogurt (ALWAYS check the sugar in yogurt- milk naturally has some sugar, but it should never have more than 10 grams)
Organic, local chocolate milk (BEST post work-out drink)
Fats that I won’t go near:
Canola oil/soybean oil any WHITE oils
Deep fried foods
What are your thoughts??