Eating healthy fats is an essential part of a healthy diet. Healthy fats can provide the body with energy, help to absorb certain vitamins, and assist in healthy hormone production. Sources of healthy fats include nuts, seeds, avocados, olives, cold-pressed oils from plants such as olive oil, avocado oil and coconut oil, wild caught fish and grass-fed meats.

It’s important to choose whole food sources of healthy fats like almonds rather than processed foods that may contain unhealthy trans fat. Furthermore, healthy fats are beneficial for digestive health, healthy cholesterol levels and overall cardiovascular health. With a balanced diet that includes healthy sources of fat like these, you can reap all their benefits while maintaining optimal health.

Below are 10 of MY favorite choices for healthy fats.

1. Nuts: Almonds, walnuts, hazelnuts

2. Seeds: Chia seeds, flaxseeds

3. Avocados

4. Olives

5. Cold-pressed oils from plants such as olive oil, avocado oil and coconut oil

6. Wild caught fish

7. Grass-fed meats

8. Peanut butter (natural)

9. Organic/Local Farm Whole Eggs

10 Dark chocolate (in moderation!)

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