What is a Healthy Fat?
Naturally – occurring fats are the fats that are found in whole foods, and they provide the healthy kind of fats that the body needs to produce energy and it can help you to feel fuller longer and avoid overeating and snaking on fake carbs.
Unsaturated fats are the ones that your body need for health benefits, and they can be separated in two categories: polyunsaturated fats and monounsaturated fats.
Polyunsaturated fats contain Omega 3 and Omega 6 fatty acids which can help decrease your bad cholesterol an increase the good cholesterol. It also can reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease.
Monounsaturated fats decrease LDL (low-density lipoprotein) and maintains the HDL (high-density lipoprotein) which also contributes to reducing the risk of cardiovascular disease.
Healthy fast play an essential role in vitamin absorption such as vitamin A, E, D and K, improves the immune system, regulates your body temperature, and adds structure for cell membrane.
“Having balance and quality fats in the diet is key to properly nourishing the body”- Lori Zanini, a registered dietitian and certified diabetes educator.
In conclusion – We shouldn’t avoid healthy fats and we shouldn’t fear them by thinking they make us gain weight. It also helps by having a balanced diet and having more whole foods, vegetables and greens included to your daily meals.
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