Healthy fats – What about saturated fats?

Healthy fats – almond, avocado and olive oil – avocados, olives and nuts - are supposed to be the main portion of my eating. What about saturated fats?

Yes, the major portion of your diet should be composed of healthy fats.

The important distinction between good and bad fats lies not in whether they’re saturated or unsaturated, but whether they are omega-3 or omega-6.

Omega 3 fatty acids, such as those found in fish and flax oils are tremendously healthy and will provide you a great deal of benefit.

Omega 6’s such as are found in peanut, soybean and sunflower oils (among others) are almost the opposite. You do need a small amount, but you will get them naturally. The more you willfully eliminate, the better you will be.

Saturated fats are generally (but not always) slightly harder to burn, a big exception being coconut oil, which is very healthy for you but as your body becomes better and better at it by practicing on easy unsaturated fats, you are welcome to consume more advanced fats with the confidence that your body will know what to do with it.

People do not become fat because they eat fat. They become fat because they cannot burn it. Through this eating plan, you can.