Although it might seem out of line in today's low-fat society, but the truth is that you aren’t really what you eat. In fact, as the thousands on the keto diet know, the more fat you eat, the more weight you will lose.
To really burn off that spare tire of extra fat or conquer a weight loss plateau, stop depriving yourself of the one thing that really satisfies and causes the body to lose weight; healthy sources of fat.
If you are confused or unsure which foods are truly "healthy fats", we have compiled a list of the top 10 healthiest fats on the planet, so you can indulge and dump those extra pounds.
Hands down, extra virgin coconut oil is one of the healthiest sources of fat you can eat. It’s also a little known super fat burning secret.
What most people don’t realize about coconut oil is that these medium chain acids are not stored in the body, but are used immediately for energy. Not only that, but coconut oil boosts the metabolism, is a healthy source of magnesium and calcium. Supports a healthy thyroid, and is a super anti-inflammatory, which is one of the main sources behind most diseases.
We recommend Viva Naturals Organic Extra Virgin Coconut Oil
If you are concerned about your cholesterol levels, then olive oil should be on your list! High in vitamin E and other antioxidants, experts have known about the cholesterol reducing compounds in olive oil for decades. It naturally lowers bad cholesterol, while increasing our good cholesterol levels. Use olive oil for making vinaigrettes for salads, pesto sauces, even add it to sauces and soups for a tasty, healthy, cholesterol lowering meal.
We recommend Papa Vince Extra Virgin Olive Oil
Did you know that avocados, and avocado oil, are a super healthy source of fat? Who doesn’t love the rich taste of avocados? These buttery soft fruits (yep, they are fruits) are loaded with monounsaturated fats, which not only lower the risk of heart disease, but they reduce insulin resistance, belly fat, and increase the HD (good) type of cholesterol in the body. Do you need more reasons to chow down on guacamole this afternoon?
We recommend La Tourangelle, Avocado Oil
While many people turned away from sweet, natural butter in the 70’s, there is no denying that something as natural as butter is a much healthier and tastier choice than artery clogging margarine. Butter is a terrific choice for those on the keto diet as it adds both flavor and fat to any meal. Many people say that when they aren’t sure if they are eating enough fat, they simply add some butter to whatever they are eating. Try to find butter from grass fed cows or look for the words "organic", whenever possible.
Everyone's favorite spread, right? While you won’t be using it on bread or toast, you can really add a smooth texture and flavor (not to mention fat) with some delicious cream cheese. Full fat (not low fat) cream cheese can be added to almost anything you are cooking, including sauces, soups, vegetables, or as a tasty spread.
You've probably seen MCT Oil in your grocery store or natural food store and wondered what it was. MCT is like coconut oil in that it’s a medium chain triglyceride, which stabilize blood sugar and increase ketone production. This means that MCT oil is a powerful way to improve metabolism, enhance cognitive function, while reducing inflammation. If you've never consumed MCT oil, be aware that you should add it gradually to your diet to avoid stomach upset and diarrhea.
We recommend Viva Naturals Non-GMO Pure Coconut MCT Oil
One of the richest sources of fat on the keto diet, full fat sour cream (remember to avoid low fat products on the keto diet) can add some super flavor to any low carb meal. Sour cream is so rich that it only takes a couple of tablespoons to boost your fat ratio and increase keto production. Use sour cream as a dip for veggies, in sauces, or even right on top of vegetables.
You can add real coconut meat to your diet and lower your risk of cardiovascular disease, increase your good cholesterol levels, while adding fat to your diet. How can you go wrong?! Be sure to buy real, unsweetened, organic coconut meat. Many brands have hidden sugar, so read labels carefully.
Full fat cheese is not only tasty, but super versatile! Choose hard cheeses such as Swiss, cheddar, or Monterey Jack and shred them over almost anything for a rich, delicious flavor that is packed with healthy, natural fat.
Is there anything that smells better than rich, fatty bacon? Love it or love it, bacon can add a smoky flavor to every meal, anytime of the day. Look for nitrate free bacon as it has the perfect amount of protein and fat, but a minimal amount of carbs.