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What are Healthy Fats and Where Do I Get Them?


Despite what you might think, not all fats are bad for you. That’s not to say you can eat burgers every day without compromising your health; however, if they come from the right sources, many fats can improve your overall health. So, how do we know which fats are good and bad?

 

 

Types of Fats

 

Fats can be broken down into two subgroups, saturated and unsaturated fats. A key distinction between the two is, saturated fats are solid at room temperature, whereas, unsaturated fats are liquid at room temperature.

 

Saturated Fats

Saturated fats come from sources such as poultry, beef, whole-fat milk and milk products–cheese and butter.

Consuming saturated fats in excess can raise both blood cholesterol levels and low-density lipoprotein (LDL) levels, which in turn can increase your chances of suffering from heart disease.

 

Unsaturated Fats

Unsaturated fats can further be broken down into two main categories, monounsaturated and polyunsaturated. Monounsaturated fats mainly originate from nuts and seeds. Good sources of monounsaturated fats are vegetable oils (i.e., olive, flaxseed, sunflower, soybean and corn). Polyunsaturated fats can help lower your LDL levels and are mainly found in nuts, seeds, seed oil, fish and oyster.

Unlike saturated fats, these fat sources are good for the body and can lower a person’s chances of dealing with high blood generation.

 

 

Benefits of Healthy Fats

 

Some health benefits that come from including healthy fats in your diet are:

  • Easier fat loss;
  • Better cholesterol and reduced risk of heart disease;
  • Stronger bones and lower risk of osteoporosis;
  • And a stronger immune system.

 

The health of our body plays a big part in how we experience and interact with the world around us. Don’t let poor physical health stop you from doing all that you want to do. Feed your body quality food so it can function properly for you!

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