The Best 5 Healthy Fats for your Body!

The moment we hear the word “Fat” panic and fear immediately ensue. However, having a diet high in good fats can play major a role in improving your health. At West End Chiropractic and Wellness we have helped numerous patients eliminate and get rid of health issues and conditions such as fatigue, weight gain, hormone imbalance and gut problems by adding good quality to fats to their diet. So what are some great fats to eat? Below we list our top 5 foods that you should be adding to your diet!!!

1. Avocados
● Rich in monounsaturated fats which raise levels of good cholesterol
while lowering the bad
● Full of vitamin E which help with free radical damage and boost
immunity
● Packed with protein, more than any other fruit
● It has a lot of folate which can prevent birth defects

2. Butter
● The omega-6 and omega-3 fatty acids found in butter help your
brain function properly and improve skin health. Also, these fatty
acids are considered essential since the body cannot produce them
● Butter has many fat soluble vitamins and trace minerals like the
antioxidant selenium

3. Coconut oil
● Coconut oil is extremely versatile from cooking to skin to hair
● The fat in
● coconut oil is easy to break down allowing it to be used at energy
easily
● Improves brain and memory function

4. Extra Virgin Olive Oil
● Extra virgin olive oil is great for heart health and protects cells from
damage
● It also works as an anti-inflammatory

5. Omega-3s
● There are three different types of “omega-3s”: ALA (alpha-linolenic
acid), DHA (docosahexaenoic acid) and EPA (eicosapentaenoic
acid)
● DHA and EPA are the preferred kind and found in seafood like
salmon and sardines
● ALA is found in some plants like nuts and high quality grass fed
meats
● Studies have found that people who eat diets high in omega-3s live
longer

To learn more visit our website at www.westendchiromn.com or call us to schedule an appointment at (952) 500-8477

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