A doctor’s advice on eating too much healthy fat
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A doctor’s advice on eating too much healthy fat

Have you ever wondered if you can eat too much healthy fat? After all, most things in life are fine in moderation but can have adverse effects if we resort to binging. But, is this the same for those healthy fats we hear so much about? Well, to help answer the question, the website Health.com had Dr. Roshini Rajapaska provide his analysis.

An assistant professor of medicine at the NYU School of Medicine, and Health.com’s medical editor, Roshini Rajapaska, MD, says that while the healthy fats in foods like salmon, avocado, and olive oil are indeed good for you, it is possible to “overdo it.”

Dr Rajapaska goes on to explain that these healthy fats “provide your body with lasting energy, keep you feeling full longer, and help your body absorb fat-soluble vitamins. However, all dietary fat—both unhealthy trans and saturated fats and good-for-you monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats—is more calorie-dense than protein and carbohydrates, so eating too much could lead to weight gain.”

The good doctor suggests that healthy adults receive somewhere around 25 to 35 percent of their daily calories from “mostly monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats,” which he describes as a moderate amount.  

This would equate to about 65 grams of fat from a 2,000 calorie per day intake, or, in more real life terms, “roughly one avocado plus 2 1/2 tablespoons of EVOO [extra virgin olive oil].”

So, there we have it, moderation is once again the key, a simple rule that has endless benefits for many aspects of our lives. Of course, a healthy and balanced diet is just one step to achieving your health goals. Finding peace and relaxation is also very important, as is pampering your skin from time to time while getting away from the stress of life at spa hotel in peaceful Yorkshire.

At the end of the day, we can only do what we can; being smart, sensible and learning to love our bodies to give ourselves the best possible chance for long-lasting health.

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