Add Healthy Fats to Your Meals
Not all fats are bad. Foods with monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats are important for your brain and heart. Limit foods with trans fats,external icon which increase the risk for heart disease. Good sources of healthy fatsexternal icon include olive oil, nuts, seeds, certain types of fish, and avocados.
Avocados are full of healthy fats. Top a salad or try some avocado in your morning smoothie.
- Top lean meats with sliced avocado, or try some avocado in your morning smoothie.
- Sprinkle nuts or seeds (like slivered almonds or pumpkin seeds) on soups or salads.
- Add a fish with healthy fats, like salmon or tuna, into your meals twice a week.
- Swap processed oils (like canola or soybean oil) for oils that are cold-pressed, like extra-virgin olive oil and sesame oil.