Nutrition Tip: Healthy Fats
Hey Athletes, did you know that eating healthy fats can help fuel your athletic
That’s right, you need fat in order for your body to function properly!
Athletes should get 20-35% of their total calorie intake per day from fat.
Not ALL fats are created equal though - this means that some fats are healthier than others.
The best type of fat is UNSATURATED a.k.a. polyunsaturated or monounsaturated fats because they decrease inflammation caused by training/competition
Foods that contain unsaturated fats are:
Fatty fishes: salmon, sardines
Seeds: chia, flax, hemp, pumpkin
Nuts: walnuts, almonds, pecans, peanut
Cold Pressed Oils: Avocado, Olive, Nut/Seed Oils
You can find out the type of fat in a product by checking the nutrition label.