For decades we’ve been plagued by this nutrition misconception: eating low fat foods keep our waists trim and our bodies healthy. I cry foul!
A flawed study 50 years ago let us believe that foods high in fat were making us fat. And I know you’re still hanging onto this outdated belief – grabbing low-fat yogurt, still falling for fat-free promises and shelving that coconut oil as a sometime indulgence. You’ve been holding on too long and it’s time to look at why fat is actually good for you, and why “low-fat” doesn’t belong in your diet, EVER!
The Real Skinny on Fat
Fat is one of 3 essential MACRO-nutrients (in addition to carbohydrates and protein, meaning we NEED it), which the body must have to function properly. Here are just a few reasons fat is so essential in your diet: