One of the topics on almost everyone's agenda is healthier eating and/or losing weight. For the past 20 years, we have been bombarded with information about how fat is bad. The latest on the bandwagon is the government's ban on trans fats (yes, this is a good thing). This has helped to plant a seed in people's mind that fat is a bad thing. This couldn't be further from the truth. Fats in foods such as avocados, nuts, seeds, flaxseed oil, olive oil and wild salmon keep our cells, tissues, glands and organs functioning normally. So you ask, "How much is enough?" According to Udo Erasmus, PhD, one of the world's leading experts in fats and nutrition, up to 50% of your total calories! Try this: Increase your consumption of healthy fats and vegetables; reduce your intake of unhealthy carbs; make sure you are getting enough protein (Udo's Choice food pyramid).