Healthy Fats are found in fatty fish, nuts, seeds, avocados, vegetable oils and more.
The University of Michigan Health System explains the many benefits of including healthier fats in your daily diet :
They provide antioxidants such as vitamin E and selenium
Small amounts of healthy fats help the body absorb vital nutrients, including fat soluble vitamins (A, E, D, K) from other whole foods
Including healthy fatty acids in your diet in appropriate quantities can help prevent and treat: diabetes, heart disease, cancer, obesity, musculo skeletal pain, and inflammatory conditions
Some research suggests that diets including Monounsaturated Fatty Acids (MUFA)
can have a beneficial effect on cholesterol, blood pressure, blood clotting and inflammation
Omega-3 fatty acids are necessary for proper brain growth and development. They are anti-inflammatory and may be helpful in the prevention and treatment of many diseases.
Healthy Fats are included in the Healing Foods Pyramid™ as part of a balanced, whole foods, plant-based diet. This Food Pyramid emphasizes foods that nourish the body, sustain energy over time, contain healing qualities and essential nutrients, and support a sustainable environment.
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