3. Not choosing the ‘low-fat’ option
We’re not saying deep-fried foods or butter drenched popcorn are healthy. But always refusing foods high in fat can be harmful. Fat is essential in the absorption of some vitamins and required by our body to produce hormones. And unsaturated fats, including vegetable oils and nuts, reduce inflammation, regulate blood pressure and can improve blood cholesterol, according to the Harvard School of Public Health. Meanwhile, several studies published in recent years show that unsaturated fat found in olive oil, avocados and fish can reduce one’s risk of depression and memory loss.