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Fats are good for you

Did you know that your brain is about 60% fat? Fats are essential for proper brain function, building healthy cell membranes, proper blood clotting, absorbing essential vitamins like A, D, E, and K. Fat is essential for healthy skin and eyesight as well.

The low-fat food myth is just that a MYTH. Some would say that the low-fat diet is healthier, when in fact it's not. Foods that are listed "no-fat" or "low-fat" most likely are replaced with high-fructose corn syrup, extra salts to add flavor to the food. So when you see the "low-fat" "no-fat" listed think more sugar and weight gain.

Eating healthy fat will not make you FAT, but you need to avoid eating trans fat or processed fats. Healthy fats include coconut, avocado, avocado oil, olive oil, flax seeds, almonds, fish like salmon and tuna.

It's important to eat healthy fats but did you also know that cooking with certain fats can be an issue as well. There are certain fats that are meant for high-heat, low-heat, and no heat.

When shopping, check labels listing them as a "high heat oil" or "high smoke point." For example, when sautéing and frying foods at a higher temperature there are a few that you can cook with and if you are using others that are not meant for high heat cooking it can cause that oil to become rancid. It's also important to know what mechanically pressed or chemically pressed. Chemically pressed means that there was the use of harmful solvents in the extraction process.

Here is a guideline for cooking with certain oils. Please, read your labels on the oils

High-heat oils

Avocado Oil

Coconut oil


Raw or low-heat

Olive oil

Nut oils


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