Good news, nut butter lovers!
Finally, our favorite healthy-fat abundant treat is getting more and more of the recognition it deserves from the health community and medical professionals. So grab a spoon and your jar of Buddha Butter and enjoy these interesting facts:
1. Swapping good fats for the bad ones can increase your chances of living longer by 25%
In a recent Harvard study, researchers tracked the eating habits of over 100,000 participants over several years and found that an increased amount of good fats in the diet slashed mortality rates significantly. Just remember:
- Good Fats: Monounsaturated and Polyunsaturated fats that come from things like walnuts, almonds, cashews, avocados, peanuts, salmon, seeds and olive oil
- Bad Fats: Trans fats which lay lurking in your packaged foods and sometimes hide under the pseudonym “partially hydrogenated oils”
2. Eating fat does NOT make you fat
Contrary to nearly everything we heard growing up, dietary fat does not necessarily equate to body fat. In fact, diets low in fat can actually slow down your metabolism and research is proving time and time again that good fats can help keep you slim. Also, our friendly fats help cut hunger and keep you satiated for longer.
3. Saturated fat may not be the diablo
The jury’s still a bit out on this one, but new research suggests that saturated fats found in foods like whole milk, coconut oil, butter, and ghee may not be harmful when consumed in moderation. Try to choose grass-fed and organic animal products if going this route.
These are just a few fun fatty finds that we wanted to share. So spoon some nut butter on an apple, drizzle olive oil onto your greens, and top your salad with some crunchy pumpkin seeds. Fat is back in style and here to stay!
P.S. Be sure to try our Buddha Energy Balls for a fat friendly recipe!