Diets are a dime a dozen these days. But the Keto diet has some real staying power. This trending diet is all about increasing dietary fats and cutting carbs to lose weight. Now, that can be a hard concept to wrap our fat-free heads around, but once you do accept the fact that you can eat fat and lose weight, it helps to know which fats are best. If that’s where you’re at, then this post is for you.
Not all fats are made equal. And while trans fats are a common ingredient in prepared foods, baked goods, frozen foods and junk food, these are the worst fats to put in your body. They’re super inflammatory and can lead to a slew of health problems, including chronic inflammation and weight gain.
So, when the Keto diet gives you the green light on fat, it doesn’t mean you can load up on Big Macs and super-sized fries.
But once you see all the healthy fats you can have on the Keto diet, you won’t want the Big Mac anyways.
As you can see, there are plenty of delicious options:
- Saturated fats, like grass-fed butter, ghee and organic full-fat milk and cheese
- Monounsaturated fats, such as avocado and Macadamia nuts
- Polyunsaturates fats, like walnut, sunflower seeds, flaxseeds, salmon, mackerel, herring, tuna and trout
- MCT oil, or medium-chain triglyceride oil
- Coconut oil
- Palm oil
- Olive oil
- Avocado oil
- Chicken fat
- Duck fat