The word fats has been frequently associated with weight loss and several negative effects, it is however important to discuss what fats really are and also explain the best ways to use fats in diets. Fats actually have negative effects on the body; there are also great health benefits to be derived from the intake of fats.
To help you understand that all fats are not your enemy, I will explain the common mistakes that have been made about fats.
Fats and Weight Gain
It is a common belief that when you eat fats, you will gain weight, this belief is partially true, there are different types of fats, the type you eat will depend on the effects it will have on your body.
To avoid eating the wrong type of fat, I will provide a guide to help you know the best types of fats to eat.
Are All Fats the Same?
It is based on this belief that people avoid anything fats, there are 4 different types of fats, eating the good ones will provide several benefits which includes fitness of your body.
Definitely all fats are not the same; they are not derived from the same source. Some are derived from plants while others are derived from animals.
Types of Fats
Like I earlier mentioned, there are 4 types of fats:
This type of fats is not very good for consumption, although they should not be totally removed from your meals; you have to eat less of them as much as you can.
They can be found in animals and they are capable of increasing the LDL cholesterol levels in the body which is bad fats. However there are healthier sources that will be better than others, some of the sources include:
Based on the information from researches made, intake of monounsaturated fats can help to reduce the levels of LDL cholesterol which is the bad one; it can also build up the HDL cholesterol levels in the body. Some common sources of monounsaturated fats include:
This is also one of the good types of fats, your body needs two essential fatty acids in order to make substances that controls; your immune system response, blood clothing and blood pressure, the two of them are; linoleic and linolenic.
Linolenic fatty acids are also known as Omega-3 fats, it can be found in the following foods:
They are formed when liquid fats are changed into solid fats and they are made artificially by food manufacturers, they increase the LDL which is bad cholesterol and decrease the HDL which is the good cholesterol. Some of the sources of Trans fats include:
• Fast food
Benefits of Fats
There are several health benefits that you will derive from eating the good fats, some of them include:
Getting informed will help you avoid eating the type of fat that will not benefit you, try to eat more of omega-3 fats, they are very essential to the body. Moderation is very important in eating, learn to eat moderately and read the nutrition facts on the snacks or food you buy.