Healthy fats: everyone’s eating them, but which ones give you the most bang for your buck? The next time you’re at the market or shopping online, make sure to add these to your basket.
Okay, okay. We know what you’re thinking. A ghee company telling you to eat ghee? You’re right. Call us biased, but the facts don’t lie. Ghee has been used in kitchens throughout India for thousands of years. While cooks were using it in every dish possible, the Ayurvedic doctors relied on its healing properties to treat patients. They were building entire treatment centers in India around this special food before the discovery of electricity!
History aside, ghee contains a laundry list of health benefits, it’s an allergen-free way to enjoy butter, and it has an impressive smoke point of 485ºF perfect for high-heat cooking.
Our favorite: Tin Star Foods Organic Brown Butter
Extra Virgin Olive Oil
First, make sure you’re buying the real deal. Over half of the olive oils on the market today are cut with cheap vegetable oils, like soybean and canola. Once you’re sure you’ve got the real deal, you’ve got yourself an oil that’s high in monounsaturated fats, contains vitamins E and K, and is loaded with antioxidants.
Our favorite: Kasandrinos Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil
Yes, it’s worth forking over a few extra bucks per carton to take home eggs from true pasture raised chickens. Pastured eggs contain twice as much Vitamin E, 38% more Vitamin A, and two and a half times more total Omega-3 fatty acids than eggs from conventional chicks.
Our favorite: Vital Farms Organic Eggs
From coconut oil to coconut milk and everything in between, we love the entire coconut spectrum. In all forms, it’s a great source of medium chain triglycerides, vitamins C, E, B1, B3, B5 and B6, and minerals including iron, selenium, calcium, and magnesium.
Our favorite: Caveman Coffee Co MCT Oil
This list would not be complete without the green goddess herself. Avocados are incredibly nutrient-dense, containing 20 different vitamins and minerals including vitamins K, C, B5, B6, E, folate, and potassium. They’re also loaded with monounsaturated fatty acids, fiber, and antioxidants.
Our favorite: AvoGanic Organic California Avocados
Remember that many of the vitamins and micronutrients in fruits and vegetables are fat-soluble which means your body can’t absorb them without the presence of fat. So roast those veggies in ghee, whip up homemade dressings with EVOO, add MCT oil to your green smoothies, and top those salads with hardboiled eggs and avocados—your body will thank you!