Today, people are more conscious of the food they put in their mouth than ever before. Many people understandably watch their diets closely. In recent years, people have been urged to eat more of certain kinds of foods and reduce their consumption of other kinds of foods. While this advice is good, it’s also important to be aware that all kinds of foods have a place in someone’s diet. Healthy fats are not only tasty, they’re also loaded with nutrients that can help you live long and stay healthier at the same time. Good fats serve many purposes. They store enough energy so you can use it when you need it. Such fats also provide a level of insulation against the cold and help protect our important vital organs at the same time.

The Good Fats You Need

In general, fats can be divided, into relatively good fats and fats that should be avoided. Most fats can be divided into what is known as saturated and unsaturated fat. Saturated fats are those found in coconut oils and palm oils. These should be no more than about ten percent of any diet and carefully rationed in any given time frame. Unsaturated fats on the other hand are the “good guys” of the fats world. When used in moderation, they can deliver all sorts of great health benefits. Eating what are known as polyunsaturated fatty acids and monounsaturated fats can help you feel and good and may even lower your risk of certain diseases, such as heart disease. These fats are good to bring to your diet as they can also help you feel fuller longer and keep you fit at the same time.

Easy Ways to Use Fats in Your Diet

At Foodinis, we love cooking healthy food. Our personal chef service provides our clients with delicious meals just right for any occasion. Over the years, we’ve learned some simple, yet highly effective tricks to bring healthy fats to all we do. It’s easier than ever to do the same at home. For example, nuts are loaded with good, healthy fat. Nuts are also tasty. Take a handful and put them on top of a salad for an added crunch. Keep nuts around with dried fruit for a fast, energy-filled snack that will get you through the afternoon slump. Before you use them, put them in the oven for a few minutes. Toasted nuts are delicious and have even more texture. Another fun way to bring out the healthy fat is with the avocado. These green fruit are filling and add moisture. Use them in dips or grill them and serve as an appetizer. Dark chocolate is another favorite ingredient. It’s got all the richness of chocolate but with fewer calories. Fatty fish like salmon are another great source of good fats. They’re loaded with vitamins and they taste great. Create a well rounded, balanced diet with the addition of wonderfully healthy fats.

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- Chef John Deatcher

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