By Amy Wimer, Personal Trainer at Steel Fitness
Healthy fats are important to include in your daily nutrition. They help to manage your moods, stay on top of your mental game, fight fatigue, and even control your weight.
Too many people decide to cut out almost all fat sources from their diet when trying to lose weight. It's learning to make healthy choices and to replace bad fats with good ones that promote health. It's not fat that causes weight gain but rather eating more calories than your body needs.
Not all dietary fats are the same!
Bad fats, such as saturated fats and trans fats, are guilty of the unhealthy things all fats have been blamed for — weight gain, clogged arteries, and so forth. But good fats such as the monounsaturated fats, polyunsaturated fats, and omega-3s have the opposite effect.