Why are Fats Important?

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Making sure our diets are rich in clean easy to digest fats is very important.

Fats are responsible for storing energy, making hormones, transporting vitamins and keeping our immune systems strong.

Protect our cells and organs.

Regulate our body temperature

Regulate metabolism

Nourish our nervous system, skin, hair, eyes and brain

Essential Fatty Acids (EFA’s) are crucial for our health as these are essential fats that our bodies don’t make on their own.

Omega 3 fatty acids are beneficial for our brain function, nervous system they aid the circulatory system and are easy to break down and digest.

Omega 3 fatty acids:

  • Flaxseed
  • Chia seed
  • Hemp seed
  • Pumpkin seed
  • Walnuts
  • Extra virgin cold pressed olive oil
  • Avocados
  • Coconut and coconut oil
  • Raw almonds
  • Grape seed oil
  • Olives
  • Raw nuts and seeds

Depending on our body type and health concerns our diets should be made up of 20%-30% healthy fats.

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