It might sound counterintuitive at first to think we should look for high-fat foods to make a healthy diet. Not all fats are bad for you, though, and even the ‘bad’ fats should be included in limited amounts. Not only are some fats not bad for us, they can even have a positive effect on our health.
Polyunsaturated fats are one of the good fats. They help to lower blood pressure and also help regulate the levels of ‘good’ cholesterol in our body. This helps us to maintain overall good health and help to prevent heart disease and other serious health issues. Here’s a look at some foods that are high in polyunsaturated fat.
Polyunsaturated Fat Rich Food #1: Safflower Oil
Safflower is a type of plant and, like so many plants, it is very useful in cooking. Oil is extracted from the plant’s seeds and this oil can be used in cooking. It has various health benefits over other types of oil, including being high in polyunsaturated fats.
Safflower oil is also high in Omega 6 fatty acids which have been shown to help burn fat, making it ideal for people on a weight loss diet. It is also thought to help with diabetes, and also encourage a healthy heart. Other benefits include a good complexion and good hair and scalp health.