After studying 126,233 participants for more than three decades, researchers at Harvard have found diets consisting of higher amounts of unsaturated fats are associated with a lower mortality rate. It’s not about how much, but what types of fat you eat.
Specifically, unsaturated fats from omega-3 and omega-6 are associated with a lower risk of premature death. People who consumed a higher amount of calories from unsaturated fats versus carbohydrates, were associated with an 11% to 19% lower overall mortality.
Your risk of cancer, neurodegenerative, respiratory, and cardiovascular diseases also decreases with a higher intake of unsaturated fats.
What it comes down to?
Limit your consumption of saturated fats, avoid trans fats, and get your unsaturated fats in. Scientists recommend replacing animal fats, with a variety of fats from plants and fish. It’s also smart to avoid sugar and starches that can lead to inflammation.
The foods you need
Foods rich in Omega 6: eggs, nuts, grape seed oil, and most vegetable oils
Now becoming a pescatarian, doesn’t sound half bad.