Hopefully we all know by now that healthy fats are actually good for us and are essential to achieving optimal nutrition.

Healthy fats are those found in foods such as avocado, nuts, grass fed butter, fish and select oils. By including a range of healthy fats into our diets we can improve cardiovascular health, increase the strength of our bones, increase lung function and support brain health.

With so much information floating around the internet, we thought we would help you out be showcasing our top 7 picks when it comes to books for understanding everything there is to know about fats. Here are some of our favorites...

The Healthy Home Economist Guide: Get Your Fats Straight - Sarah Pope

In The Healthy Home Economist Guide: Get your Fats Straight, author Sarah Pope explains how the low-fat phenomenon became mainstream and the devastating health effects this craze has had on people in today's society. Sarah debunks the myths and arguments made to convince you to adopt a low-fat diet and delivers simple, practical advice on the steps you can take to recover your own health, if you no longer feel your best, or raise the next generation to be as healthy as possible and to fulfill their physical potential.

Regardless of what your health goals may be, this book will guide you to cost-effectively understand the ins-and-outs of fats, giving you the best chance to live life to your fullest potential too. Take a look at Get Your Fats Straight here!

Eat Fat, Get Thin: Why the Fat We Eat Is the Key to Sustained Weight Loss and Vibrant Health - Mark Hyman

Eat Fat, Get Thin: Why the Fat We Eat Is the Key to Sustained Weight Loss and Vibrant Health is a revolutionary program based on the latest science demonstrating the importance of fat to assist with weight loss and overall health. Bestselling author Dr. Mark Hyman, introduces a new healthy-living program based on scientific principles to help you to lose weight and achieve optimum wellness along the way. Dr Hyman offers practical tools such as meal plans, recipes and shopping lists with step-by-step instructions with easy-to-follow advice to help you lose weight, prevent disease and feel your best. Click here to check out Eat Fat, Get Thin.

Smart Fat: Eat More Fat. Lose More Weight. Get Healthy Now - Steven Masley and Jonny Bowden

Smart Fat: Eat More Fat. Lose More Weight. Get Healthy Now, is an innovative guide that reveals how eating more healthy fat, we can achieve vitality, longevity and permanent weight loss. Authors and health professionals Masley and Bowden explain how by eliminating fats from our diets, we have deprived ourselves of extensive health benefits and potentially sabotaged our own efforts to lose weight along the way. Smart Fat explains the astounding properties of healthy fat, including its ability to balance hormones for increased energy and appetite control, as well as its incredible anti-inflammatory benefits. Masley and Bowden identify “smart fats” and explain in detail what not to eat, and provide a thirty-day meal plan as well as fifty recipes based on the perfect combination of fat, fiber, protein and flavor. Click here to read more about Smart Fat.

What the Fat?: Fat's IN: Sugar's OUT Practical guide and recipes - Grant Schofield

What the Fat? Fat’s IN: Sugar’s OUT Practical guide and recipes, is more than just a diet plan or a cookbook – written by the Fat Professor, the Whole-food Dietitian & the Michelin-trained Chef – it’s a new way of eating that aims to change your life - for good. The book explains how incorporating healthy fats into your diet has never been so easy. The author offers a practical “how to” guide making for an easy read. Click here to read more about What the fat?

Good Fat, Bad Fat: Escape Fat Phobia and Learn the Truth! - Romy Dollé

Good Fat, Bad Fat: Escape Fat Phobia and Learn the Truth! - a book that details everything the headlines have been telling us - fat is healthy! Even though this is a different message than what you’ve been used to hearing your entire life, some resistance surrounding the topic is understandable. Even if you’re already a believer that fat is good for you, this book outlines how to tell which kinds of fats are nutritious and what kinds of fats to avoid. In this book, author Romy Dollé reveals the issues associated with our fat phobia, and how it’s leading to stress, depression, and obesity. Romy gives scientific explanations throughout, to clearly explain how fat works in your body, how you can burn it for energy, and why it’s so critical to health and longevity to eat a high-fat diet. Take a look at Good Fat, Bad Fat here. 

Eat Fat, Lose Fat: The Healthy Alternative to Trans Fats - Mary Enig

Eat Fat, Lose Fat: The Healthy Alternative to Trans Fats explains how foods such as coconut oil, red meat and butter has been traditionally been considered harmful to our health. This powerful book, based on over two decades of research, demonstrates how these saturated fats are essential to weight loss and optimum health. Author, Mary Enig details how the educating we have previously received regarding so-called healthy vegetables oils (such as corn and soybean) are largely responsible for the national obesity and health crisis. This book features a range of delicious coconut oil based recipes, plus many more, showing us how eating healthy fats is the answer to losing weight and achieving good health long-term. Take a look at Eat Fat, Lose Fat here. 

The Queen of Fats: Why Omega-3s Were Removed from the Western Diet and What We Can Do to Replace Them - Susan Allport

The Queen of Fats: Why Omega-3s Were Removed from the Western Diet and What We Can Do to Replace Them is a nutritional journey that takes readers from Greenland to Africa to Israel. The Queen of Fats gives a fascinating narrative of how we have become deficient in a nutrient that is vital for good health: the fatty acids known as omega-3s. Writing with intelligence and passion, Susan Allport tells the story of these essential fats, which are abundant in greens and fish, among other foods. She describes how scientists came to understand the role of omega-3s in our diet, why commercial processing has removed them from the food we eat, and what the tremendous consequences have been for our health. The Queen of Fats also includes steps you can take to add omega-3s to your diet, shows how there are more options to increase omega-3 intake other than just eating fish, provides a new way to understand the complex advice and the role and importance of fats in the body and explains how omega-3s can be reintroduced to our diets through food enrichment and changes in the way we feed livestock. Read The Queen of Fats here. 

What Are Your Favorite Ways To Enjoy Healthy Fats?