Fat intake affects many hormones and vitamin levels in your body. Why we should care:
📍If we want to have children someday.
📍If we want a higher metabolism/lose weight more efficiently.
📍If we want healthy hair, skin and nails.
📍If we don’t want to be constantly bloated.
There are certain vitamins that are ONLY available to your body in the presence of dietary fats:
1️⃣ A- effects on healthy vision, immune function, hair growth, reproductive function.
2️⃣ D- bone maintenance, immune function.
3️⃣ E- acts as antioxidant to protect your cells against premature aging.
4️⃣ K- blood clotting.
👑Essential fatty acids: (get a lot of your daily fats from these)
Omega 3 & 6, DHA, EPA: Fish, flaxseed (can be in capsule or oil form)
❇️Good sources of fats: (get a good amount of your daily fats from these)
Mono/poly-unsaturated: olive and nut oils, avocado
With all of the “low/no fat” options out there, it can be easy to be weary of our fat intake but it’s actually essential for weight loss maintenance!
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When you’re dieting, fat intake can drop a bit but it’s VERY important to bring it back up to maintenance for full function!