Fat used to be considered the other F-word by bodybuilders because of the common misconception that if you eat fat you get fat. And while fat may be more calorically dense than the other two main macronutrients—protein and carbs—it’s not the enemy it was once made out to be. In fact, getting in more of certain healthy fats will actually enhance fat loss, not to mention provide a plethora of health and performance benefits. Yet it’s difficult to ensure that your meal plan is rich in the right kinds of healthy fats every single day, so it’s always a smart idea to supplement your diet. Consider stacking these three fats for ultimate health, performance, and physique.
The first type of healthy fat that should be on your supplement list is fish oil. This is the best source of the essential omega-3 fatty acids eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosa- hexaenoic acid (DHA). In the body these fats produce beneficial prostaglandins that inhibit inflammation and reduce the risk of heart disease and stroke, as well as provide other health benefits, such as helping to prevent muscle breakdown, enhance joint healing, and improve brain function. New research also shows that these fats can directly boost fat loss and enhance muscle growth.