If you are trying to live a healthy lifestyle, you should know that fat is a much healthier source of energy than carbohydrates. That’s because energy from fat is steadier, lasts longer and burns more consistently than any energy we obtain from carbs. While sugars and carbohydrates create big spikes in metabolism, healthy fats do not.
For people with CDL driver jobs, it’s not always easy to find healthy options at truck stops, but they are out there. The next time you’re on the road, look for these four foods and be sure to include them in your grocery bag. Not only are they all easy to find on the road, they’re also great, nutritious sources of healthy fats.
The best almonds are whole, raw almonds. Raw almonds have a good quality fat and are definitely one of the best nuts for you. Blue Diamond has a really good raw almond, which I highly recommend.
Eggs are a good source of protein. Store-bought eggs are always healthy for you, but even healthier than store-bought eggs are organic field-raised chicken eggs. They have the highest nutrient compound of any egg you can buy. You can buy them at Trader Joe’s or any health food store.
Olive oil is very good for you, but be very careful about the brands you buy. The olive oil industry has had problems with people putting out products that are not 100 percent olive oil (read “Extra Virginity: the Sublime and Scandalous World of Olive Oil” by Tom Mueller).
I recommend California Olive Ranch oil. It’s been tested and proven to be 100 percent pure virgin first-pressed olive oil—one of the best oils for good fat content. While olive oil is the best oil to use atop salads, nut oils like pecan and walnut also are very good for you and make for great alternatives to olive oil. For cooking, old-fashioned lard or beef callow are healthy options, too.
Avocados are very high in good fats. Humans only need two macro nutrients: fat and protein. As long as you have those, you will thrive and grow. Avocados are full of healthy fat that is easily digestible and protects our internal organs from injury. If you’re looking for a creative way to incorporate avocados into your diet, try some homemade guacamole.
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