Anyway in continuation to my nutrition posts let’s talk about Fats today……
If you think you shouldn’t be eating fat to lose weight, then think again. You must eat good fats to be lean. Fat is the preferred fuel for muscle tissue at rest, so make sure you get plenty of sleep, to maximise this benefit. Eat fats provides your body with means to absorb the micronutrients in fruits and vegetables so that your body can absorb the vitamins and minerals it needs for optimal health.
Balance is key, so think of the fats you are putting into your body.
What you should include: All natural, non hydrogenated or processed oils, nuts, nut butters, seeds, seed butters, and whole dairy products. Eg. Avocadoes , oils, cheese.
How much should you include at each meal?
Varys dependant on person but only about 15-20% maximum of daily food intake.
When do you need Fats? To Maximise fat burn, please limit post workout.
Why Do you need Fats in your diet?
Fat allows your body to absorb micronutrients, one of the most important nutrients that naturally balances your hormones. Fat is also excellent for cognitive brain function and health.
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