It turns out that all fats are not the enemies to our diets as was once thought. Low and non-fat foods were actually found to be harmful. The real culprit and dangerous element is refined sugar. Many so-called healthy foods actually were very high in sugar and turned out that they were not as healthy as they could have been. There really is such a thing as a good fat and eating foods with healthy fats is actually good for the body.
- Careful dieters and shoppers realize that food choices that build immunity and promote health generally must be more than fat-free.
- Many products labeled as fat-free have been inundated with health-depleting refined sugar.
- Monounsaturated fats, such as can be found in avocados and extra virgin olive oil, are actually health-promoting.
“The best way to eat fats is by eating them as part of a balanced Mediterranean diet, consuming them at their source for instance in milk, yogurts and cheeses which provide calcium and protein with some fat, as well as from nuts, seeds and olive oil.”