There’s a lot of debate over fat. Good fats, bad fats, how much fat you should consume. And there’s a myriad of foods that proudly display Fat Free on the label. People eat these thinking they are a better solution. The thing is, if you went on a completely fat free diet and did not consume any fats at all, your health would take a nosedive and you would be severely malnourished. The problem is not fats, it’s the type of fats you consume. The amount of fat you consume also has repercussions. However, if you’re eating healthy fats, chances are you’ll feel more satisfied and stay full longer and not overeat.
Too often, when people look at food labels, they look at the amount of fat as a whole and never bother to break it down into whether it’s good fats or bad fats. Nuts contain a lot of fat, as do avocados, but those are good fats. Your body needs good fats. Good fats help keep cholesterol from building up and keeps your heart healthy.
You should avoid trans fats and saturated fats as much as you possibly can.
There are two main types of fat: saturated and unsaturated. Under those two main types there are other types. The good fats are the unsaturated ones. Under those are the polyunsaturated and the monounstaturated. When these are eaten in moderation, they can help lower cholesterol, reduce the risk of heart disease, and keep your body healthy. These include … Read the rest