Written by Jill Ettinger, originally published http://www.organicauthority.com/health/7-things-to-know-about-fatsdoes-fat-really-make-you-fat.html
Remember learning in school that people really once thought the earth was flat? Aw. It’s kind of cute how naïve that misconception was. Our perception of food—especially fats—has also been kind of like that. No, the earth is not flat (except for you, Kansas), and no, all fats are not bad for you. In fact, most of them are rather crucial to our health.
Essential fatty acids (EFAs) are essential because our bodies cannot make them on their own. We need to get them all—DHA, Omega-3s and Omega-6s—from foods such as avocados, olive and coconut oil, chia, flax and hemp seeds, and walnuts. Continue reading