Ways to include good fats in your diet

In our bid to lose weight, many of us tend to opt for extreme or bizarre weight lossfads and diets. One of the most popular ways people follow to lose weight includes eliminating fats from the diet.

Did you know that fats are beneficial for health and when you skip fats from your diet, you may be inviting a host of health ailments? “Fat” is a word with multiple meanings and despite the differences between body fat and dietary fat, people have simply been told they are both bad. Contrary to the popular belief,

it would be exciting for you to know that dietary fat such as polyunsaturated and monounsaturated fats are in fact good for you! These may help lower cholesterol when taken in the right amount.

Also called as Team Good Fat – walnuts, salmon, avocados and olive oil are a source of essential fatty acids, compounds needed to maintain an ideal weight, optimal health and normal physiological functions. California walnuts, in particular, are rich in omega 3 fatty acids also known as polyunsaturated fats that may help to lower triglycerides.

So embrace good fats through a diet of nutrient-dense foods that replace saturated fats with unsaturated fats. Naaznin Husein, Dietician, Nutritionist and President of Indian Dietetics Association tells you the four deliciously easy tips to incorporate good fats into your diet, add flavor and boost your overall health:

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