HOW TO CHOOSE HEALTHY FATS?
Is Fat Really Bad: No, because………….
Fat is pretty essential for our body, every cell in our bodies NEEDS SOME FAT TO FUNCTION PROPERLY. It’s a major energy source and also helps to absorb certain vitamins and nutrients. As a matter of fact, healthy fats play a huge role for maintaining the glossiness of skin, hair, to manage mood, to fight fatigue and for brain’s Function.
Vitamins A, D, E and K are fat soluble meaning they can only be digested, absorbed and transported into the presence of fat. They also responsible for secreting a bunch of hormones involved in the regulation of appetite, energy metabolism, inflammation and others closely related to Insulin resistance and the development of Type II Diabetes.
FAT IS AN ESSENTIAL PART OF HEALTHY DIET, It depends on the right types of choice.
There are four major types of fats:
In diet, fat could be either Saturated or Unsaturated. To easily distinguish between them, saturated fats are solid at room temperature like margarine, butter or cheese while unsaturated ones are liquid in nature at room temperature like oils. Good fats come mainly from vegetable and fish products. They are liquid, not solid.
Monounsaturated fats and polyunsaturated fats are known as the “good fats” because they are good for your heart, your cholesterol, and your overall health. These are the Good fats:
Nuts (almonds, peanuts, macadamia nuts, hazelnuts, pecans, cashews & walnuts)
Seeds (Flaxseed, Sunflower, sesame, and pumpkin seeds)
Fatty fish (salmon, tuna, mackerel, herring, trout, sardines)
Soymilk, Almond Milk & Camel Milk
Saturated fats and Trans fats are known as the “bad fats” because they increase your risk of disease and elevate cholesterol.
The requirement of fat is based on lifestyle, weight, age and conditions of health. The average intake of Fat should be 20 to 35 % of Calories.
Choose or replace the Good Fat in place of Bad Fat, is the right thing to do for making diet healthy.