The right fat is good for PCOS – in fact it’s essential. But what’s even more important is doing an oil change – replacing unhealthy fats with healthy fats.
These good fats include saturated (you heard me right), mono and polyunsaturated fats, and omega 3 fats. It’s very important to make sure you’re getting enough omega 3 fats from cold water fish like salmon and sardines, and less omega 6 fats like sunflower, safflower and corn oil (don’t eat these!)
The best way to modify your fat intake is as follows:
- Use real butter – 100% grass fed (pastured) and organic or ghee – clarified butter.
- Choose meats from 100% grass fed animals – the fat is anti-inflammatory.
- Choose wild caught fish, not farmed raised (at least 2 servings per week).
- Use coconut oil or coconut milk as these contain medium chain triglyceride fats that help to kick-start our metabolism.
- Eliminate your intake of trans-fats from processed food.
- Eat avocados! This is a monounsaturated fat that is super healthy with tons of fiber and satiating goodness. Truly a super-food.
- Just say no to “fake” butters and oils like “I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter” – what is that?? (And no to canola oil, vegetable oil, Crisco, etc.)
- Go easy on olive oil but rather eat olives instead.