A Guide on Bad and Good Fats.
A research done has shown 40% of Americans are obese, this is a worrying trend. Most people blame fat as the cause of obesity. There are 2 categories of fat, the bad and the good. If you are having a challenge differentiating the 2, this article will make it much easier.
A large population of people are now avoiding to take fat, so that they don’t add weight. Low fat foods is the alternative for most people. Good fat is essential for our bodies to function, just like carbohydrates and proteins.
For energy our bodies need dietary fat. Our bodies store body fat, which most people confuse with dietary fat. Good cholesterol fat and dietary fat are needed by our bodies.
To keep your body healthy, you will need to eat both polyunsaturated and monosaturated, which are the good fats. Some of the benefits of good fats are, lowering blood pressure and risk of heart diseases.
Did you know avocado oil, peanut butter and olives and good sources of monosaturated fats? You can also get monosaturated fats from oils such as olive, canola, peanut and sesame.
Did you know walnuts, flaxseeds, fatty fish and soybean oil are great sources of polyunsaturated fats? Consider taking seeds such as pumpkin, sunflower and sesame for polyunsaturated fats.
Good fats will not make your weight to go up, also you will be energized. You can check from Kegenix for a list of healthy oils and fats.
People who consume unhealthy fats are at a high risk of developing cardiovascular diseases, due to the high cholesterol levels.
Trans fat is considered to be one of the bad fats, not only does it lower the good fat it makes the bad fat to rise. Well, its not easy to avoid trans-fat, since small amount is found in dairy and meat. Baked goods like pizza and cookies have trans-fat, these are some of the most delicious food. It is also found in snacks such as chips and microwave popcorn. Most people don’t know vegetable oil and fried food have trans-fat.
Saturated fat is also not good, but it is better than trans-fat. It doesn’t lower the good cholesterol but it increases the bad one. When consuming the saturated fat, moderation is key.
Some of the people that consume regularly and contain saturated fat are, red meat, coconut oil, butter and many more. If you are going to consume the saturated fat, ensure it is not always.
After reading this article, it will be easier for you to make better decisions when it comes to bad and good fats. To learn more about nutrition and recipes, check out this section of our blog.