We’ve all heard that fats are our skin’s (or our metabolism’s, or our cell turnover’s…) best friend, but which one is right for what? Allow our diet glossary to shed some light.
Coconut oil Very high in special fats called medium chain triglycerides (MCTs). Breaking down these types of healthy fats in the liver leads to efficient energy or fat burning.
Krill oil Enormously efficient in decreasing LDL (bad) cholesterol, elevating HDL (good) cholesterol and reducing blood sugar levels, enhancing weight loss as a result.
Cold pressed flaxseed oil A great source of alpha-linolenic acid (omega3) which helps reduce trans fat levels in the body.
Walnut or macadamia oil Very low in saturated fat, this is great for controlling diabetes as well as reducing fat storage around the abdomen.
Grapeseed oil With almost double the vitamin E of olive oil, grapeseed oil is excellent for skin and cellular repair.
Avovado An excellent fat that is not processed and can be used instead of animal fat to thicken smoothies. Your body will utilise the good fats from avocado instead of stoing them.
Evening primrose oil High in gamma-linoleic acid (GLA) - which has anti-imflammatory properties – important for helping avoid fluid retention during menstruation.
Pine nuts and pumpkin seeds Rich in viatmin A and iron, these are also excellent sources of protein and magnesium which will make you feel full and help to repair muscle tissue where fat is metabolised.