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Healthy Fat vs. Harmful Fat

Get tHe Skinny on fAt

Neka shares the truth about fat + her top 4 healthy fat picks

Mazola, canola, corn, coconut, soy oh my! Why is there so much conflicting evidence on healthy oils? Who do you trust? Urban Remedy founder Neka Pasquale, L.Ac. MS, cuts through the controversy and gives us the real skinny on fat. READ THE BLOG »

Healthy Fat vs. Harmful Fat


1. Avocados

Rich in monounsaturated fats, which raise levels of good cholesterol while lowering the bad. Avocado is rich in monounsaturated fats, which raise levels of good cholesterol while lowering the bad. Also packed with the benefits of vitamin E, which help prevent free radical damage and support healthy skin. In Chinese medicine, avocado is cooling and nourishes the yin, helping dry skin, hair, eyes and anti-aging.

Nuts2. Raw Nuts & Seeds

Raw nuts & seeds are high in monounsaturated fats that help keep us heart-healthy and disease-free. Healthy nuts are also great sources of protein, minerals and other life-enhancing nutrients. Scientific studies now show that different types of nuts and seeds may support factors that help prevent heart disease, weight gain and the accumulation of LDL cholesterol.

Coconut3. Coconut Oil & Cacao Butter

Coconut oil contains high amounts of natural saturated fats which increases good cholesterol which supports heart health, and the antioxidants found in coconut oil promote it’s anti-inflammatory properties.

One of the reasons that cocoa butter is so valuable is its high concentrationof antioxidant compounds, including oleic acid, palmitic acid, and stearic acid. Although these are technically fatty acids, they are beneficial for the body, and help to neutralize free radicals throughout the body, particularly in the skin.

Eggs4. Pasture-Raised Eggs and Salmon

The yolk of pastured eggs is a rich source of cholesterol and omega 3 fats, which should be part of every healthy diet. There is plenty of research proving that omega 3s are important for cardiovascular health and a strong immune system.

Salmon is also rich in omega-3 to help curb your hunger and keep you full throughout the day.