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Your body is supposed to be full of fat, about 18 percent if you’re a man and 28 percent if you’re a woman. At least 60 percent of your brain should be composed of very particular fatty substances that have to be constantly replaced. The brain and body (including the heart!) require high quality fats to perform very complex tasks. To feel your best, you need to feed regularly on the finest fatty foods. If you’re wondering how any fatty foods could actually be good for anything, you’re about to see a nutritional villain become a hero, so hold on to your hat.
To start with, think of the positive words associated with fat: rich, shiny, soft, cuddly... In ancient times, fat was associated with joy, wealth, and even sanctity. That’s because healthy fats are essential to life! In this excerpt from The Mood Cure by Julia Ross, MA, discover how to balance your mood with the foods you eat and how so many of the myths we've been told for decades actually contribute to depression and mood disorders that are common in modern life!