Instead, get your fat from free-range or grass-fed animals, eggs, nuts, and unprocessed vegetable oils. These are some of the healthiest foods you can eat. (As with all foods, look for organic or minimally processed options whenever possible.) The health benefit of these natural fats comes from their balance of Omega-3 fatty acids. Omega-3s are great for your heart. They’ve been shown to prevent irregular heartbeat, reduce clogging of the arteries, lower blood pressure, and decrease inflammation in body tissues.
If you stick to eating natural fats, you’ll automatically get the right ratio of Omega-6 and Omega-3, which is about 2:1. As an added bonus, you’ll automatically raise your “good” cholesterol levels and you’ll reduce your risk of cancer.
To Your Good Health,
Al Sears, MD