People have had the false impression that if you eat fat it will turn into fat on your body. Appropriate dietary fat intake is crucial to whole body health at the cellular level. Let’s be clear though and focus on healthy fats. I’m busting the myths and sharing the ‘good’ , the ‘bad’, and the ‘ugly’ about ‘fats’ and why they are essential for health on a cellular level. But remember adding healthy fats to the diet is not a ‘free pass’ to eat fried or fatty fast food!
Fats consumed can be split in four categories these are the following:
- Trans Fats (Bad)
- Saturated Fats (Bad)
- Polyunsaturated Fats (Good)
- Monounsaturated Fats (Good)
- So why should you not consume the bad fats. Trans and Saturated are particularly bad for you as they increase the risk of coronary heart disease by raising the levels of (bad) LDL cholesterol and lowering the levels of (good) HDL cholesterol. Following on from this there...