Believe it or not, eating the proper amount of the right kind of fat may very well be the key to unlocking your personal health, appearance, and performance potential. A common misconception is that fatty foods cause weight gain. But nothing could be further from the truth. In fact, eating enough healthy, dietary fat can actually help your body burn more pounds of unwanted, body fat. And the good news doesn't stop there! Fueling your body with foods rich in omega-3 fats can:
• Improve your digestion.
• Reduce your sugar and carbohydrate cravings.
• Increase your energy and improve your mood.
• Speed healing and recovery while increasing your stamina.
• Heighten not only your mental game, but improve your overall physical performance.
For many years, fats have been fighting an image problem. Unfortunately, incomplete and incorrect information have given them a bad reputation.
Of course, there are bad fats (those that cause degenerative diseases) that should be avoided. Bad fats include those that have been hydrogenated or refined, and can be damaged by over-heating. But the truth of the matter is that eating too many carbohydrates—especially those in the form of refined white sugars and flours—increases body fat.