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Joyous Health: The Benefits of Fat and Healthy Sources

May 2016 - Nutrition

Want beautiful skin and hair? Balanced hormones? Reduced inflammation? No more sugar cravings? Make sure you always include this essential macronutrient at every meal and snack – my favourite one in fact – FAT.

I’ve created a video for you all about fat!

Fat has many roles and benefits in the body, as I’ve mentioned in my video,
such as

Skin: Good fat moisturizes the skin from the inside out. In fact, fatty acid deficiency manifest as dry skin. Having the right type of fat in abundance also keeps inflammatory skin problems, such as eczema, rosacea and acne, in check. For more tips on dealing with dry skin naturally, check out this post.

Hair: Makes your hair shiny. Fatty oils are secreted from the sebaceous glands in your scalp, which make your hair shine and prevent a flaky scalp.

Balanced hormones: Aid in the regulation of sex hormones. For more hormone-balancing solutions, I’ve got a five-part series on hormonal balance that you can find here.

Lowered inflammation: Turns off inflammatory chemical responses. Learn more foods to reduce inflammation. 

Nutrient absorption: Aids in the absorption of fat-soluble nutrients, including vitamins A, D, E and K.

Cushions organs: Fat provides insulation, cushioning and support to your organs.

Every single cell in your entire body is made of a layer of fat.

It’s not the caloric value of fats that matter; it’s the types of fats you’re eating that really count. Examples of good fats are healthy oils like olive, pumpkin and coconut, as well as avocados, nuts and seeds.

Watch my video below and then check out my healthy and joyous recipes to ensure you get enough healthy fats every day.

Learn more about Joyous Health.

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