Why Good Fats are Good for Your Brain

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Did you know that your brain is made up of 60 percent fat? Seems like the insult, “fat head” may just apply to all of us.

Because of this high percentage of fat, eating healthy fats is actually very good for our brains. You just have to make sure you’re eating healthy fats and not unhealthy fats. The charts below can help keep you honest.

Healthy Fats:

  • walnuts
  • tuna
  • makarel
  • avocados
  • eggs
  • sunflower seeds
  • anchovies
  • chia seeds
  • flaxseeds
  • salmon
  • sesame seeds
  • pumpkin seeds

Unhealthy Fats:

  • high-dairy foods
  • fatty cuts of red meat and pork
  • shortening
  • vegetable oil

I recently read a wonderful, wonderful, wonderful book by Dr. Joseph Mercola, Fat For Fuel. I’ll be writing more about it on my self help blog, including an upcoming book review. This book details the many ways healthy fats are good for our bodies as well as our minds.

I just noticed on Amazon that, in November, there’ll be a Fat For Fuel Cookbook…. I have every intention of pre-ordering this beauty!

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