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Don’t Fear the Fat! Why Your Body Needs Healthy Fats

healthy-fats-585Fat. That single word evokes a sense of panic in many. Don’t eat the fat! Buy the low-fat—always! But times they are a-changin’, kind of. And when it comes to high-quality, nutritious and natural fats (read: the stuff that comes from the earth and not the packaged, processed kinds), they are nothing to be afraid of. In fact, they might just help you to better absorb certain nutrients, keep your belly feeling full and help with weight-loss—all in moderation, of course!

Eating enough healthy fats can also play an important role in women’s reproductive health. From getting pregnant to being pregnant to the postpartum period, healthy fats are pretty much essential. Recently Fit Bottomed Mamas did a fab piece on this! To read more on how and why healthy fats are so vital, click here.

And, tell us, what are a few of your favorite healthy fats? Avocado, salmon, coconut oil, nuts…I love ’em all! —Jenn

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