Hopefully you’ve seen our recent blog about different types of dietary fatty acids including saturated fat, polyunsaturated fat and monounsaturated fat.
Our five favourite whole food sources of healthy fats are:
1. Extra Virgin Cod Liver Oil (EVCLO)
A great source of Omega 3, 6, 9 and particularly rich in long chain omega 3 fatty acids - EPA and DHA as well as Vitamin A and Vitamin D. We recommend Rosita Extra Virgin Cod Liver Oil as a trusted source of wild caught raw fish liver oil.
2. Coconut Oil
Rich in lauric acid and other medium chain triglycerides, coconut oil is an ideal fat to use for cooking as it is stable at high temperatures. Coconut oil can also be used as a moisturiser for skin and hair and has a multitude of uses around the home.
3. Upgraded Octane / MCT Oil
Extracted from coconut oil while retaining only the C8 medium chain triglycerides, this is the easiest fat to digest because it doesn’t require bile acid for digestion and is absorbed straight into the liver. This makes it a particularly good source of energy for your brain and body first thing in the morning and throughout the day. MCT oils are a key ingredient of bulletproof coffee.
4. Grass-Fed Butter
Grass-fed butter tastes great and is a nutrient dense food containing Vitamin A, Vitamin D, Vitamin E, Vitamin B12 and Vitamin K2. Butter is also high in butyric acid and conjugated linoleic acid (CLA) which may help to boost the immune system and have a role in cancer prevention.
5. Grass-Fed Ghee
Ghee or clarified butter has a higher smoke point than butter and does not produce damaging free radicals. A carefully made ghee (such as Ossa) removes the casein and lactose allergens which may cause a reaction in some people.