Fat is a type of nutrient, and just like protein and carbohydrates, your body needs some fat for energy, to absorb vitamins, and to protect your heart and brain health.
For years we’ve been told that eating fat will add inches to your waistline, raise cholesterol, and cause health problems. However, now we know that not all fat is the same.
“Bad” fats, such as artificial trans fats and saturated fats, are guilty of ALL for many things, including weight gain, clogged arteries, an increased risk of certain diseases.
Trans fats are found in commercially baked pastries, packaged snack foods like chips, cookies, popcorn and crackers, margarine and fried foods.
Saturated fats are found in red meats, chicken skin, dairy products, butter and lard.
However, “Good” fats such as unsaturated fats and omega-3 fatty acids have the opposite effect. In fact, healthy fats play a huge role in helping you manage your mood, stay on top of your mental game, fight fatigue, and even control your weight.
Since fat is an important part of a healthy diet, rather than adopting a low-fat diet, it’s more important to focus on eating more beneficial “good” fats and limiting harmful ones.
Monounsaturated fats and polyunsaturated fats are the “good fats.” They're excellent for your heart, cholesterol, and overall health as they can help to"
- Lower the risk of heart disease and stroke.
- Lower bad LDL cholesterol levels, while increasing good HDL.
- Prevent abnormal heart rhythms.
- Lower the triglycerides that are associated with heart disease
- Fight inflammation.
- Lower blood pressure.
- Prevent atherosclerosis (hardening and narrowing of the arteries).
Adding more of these healthy fats to your diet may also help make you feel more satisfied after a meal, reduce hunger and promote weight loss.
Good sources of Monounsaturated Fat include:
- Olive, peanut and sesame oils
- Nuts (almonds, peanuts, macadamia, hazelnuts, pecans, cashews)
- Peanuts and peanut butter
Good sources of Polyunsaturated Fat include:
- Sunflower, sesame, and pumpkin seeds
- Fatty fish (salmon, tuna, mackerel, herring, trout, sardines)
- Fish oil
- Soybean and safflower oil
There is no need to fear fats, and knowledge is power when it comes to making good choices for your body.
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