When it comes to fats, we do want unsaturated fats in our diet. Unsaturated fats still play an important role in health and wellbeing, as well as supporting healthy weight loss.
Unsaturated fats help lower cholesterol, reduce inflammation, support brain and nerve function, and protect against dry eyes.
Look for foods like nuts (walnuts, peanuts, almonds, etc.), seeds (flax, chia, etc.), oils (olive, canola, vegetable, sesame, etc.), and other foods like salmon, avocado, and peanut butter.
Even though unsaturated fats are so healthy, they still carry 9 calories per gram, meaning a small amount goes a long way.
Stay tuned until next week to learn more about saturated fats!
~Kaylee Brown, CHFC Registered Dietitian