Healthy fats are an important part of any well-rounded healthy diet. They’re essential for a proper hormonal balance, and are used by your body in creating healthy hair, skin, nails, and much more.
Not all fats are made equal and we tend to have more of some fats than others in the typical modern diet.
There are 3 types of fatty acids that the body needs to be healthy, these are saturated fats, monounsaturated fats, and polyunsaturated fats.
Saturated fats are typically found in animal products, monounsaturated fats are in nuts, olive oil, etc. and polyunsaturated fats come in fish. We need all 3 in our diet to maintain good health, though we often are in need of more omega-3 polyunsaturated fats, because they’re less common in the typical diet.Here are 5 foods you should be eating to get a balanced fatty acid profile:
Add these foods in to your diet and you will have your bases covered when it comes to a healthy fatty acid profile in your diet.