If you want to lose fat, one of the worst things you can do is stop eating it, especially nutrient-packed sources such as avocado. High-quality fats are essential to optimal health, not to mention the production of muscle-building and fat-burning testosterone.
“Whatever nutrition plan you’re following, a good starting point to ensure your daily fat intake is divided equally between monounsaturated, polyunsaturated and saturated fat sources,” says Dr John Berardi of Precision Nutrition.
The only type to avoid are trans fats, which are rarely found in natural foods but are common in fried or baked goods, snacks and fast foods. They have been linked to serious health issues including heart disease, cancer and obesity. Read on for advice to make sure you’re getting the full healthy fat benefit.