Authen-tip: Don’t Fear the Fat

Fats have a bad rap! The fear of fat has led to our stores being stocked with products that are fat-free or low in fat. Many of us avoid fat like the plague and completely remove it from our diets. After all, we don’t want to get fat, right? All fats are not created equally. In reality, our bodies need good fat in order to help us think and function properly. Good fats give us the long-lasting energy needed to make it through our day and help us absorb vitamins A, D, E, and K to boost our immune system.  It also keeps our hair, skin, and nails healthy, strong, and beautiful! Some of my favorite foods rich in good fats include avocados, sunflower seeds, wild salmon, and pumpkin seeds. I also love to get my fat from delicious oils including coconut oil, cold-pressed extra virgin olive oil, and almond oil. So, stop hating fat as it is no longer the “f” word! Consider it your friend that will help you look and feel fabulous.