Friday, March 18, 2016

There is such a thing as ‘good fat,’ you know…

If you’re confused, no worries: I’m going to explain the difference between good fat and bad fat right now, once and for all, so you can make healthier meal choices.

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Now, everyone talks about fat loss and the dangers of having too much fat in your diet (or on your body).

But anyone who has ever tried a zero fat diet can tell you that it didn’t work. In fact, cutting all fat out of your diet can seriously harm you.

So what gives?

It turns out you need to KEEP good fat and AVOID bad fat to stay healthy.

Let’s look at how good fat and bad fat work, starting with good fat.

Good Fat
The “good” fat is unsaturated fat, which is important because…

Your body needs unsaturated fat to survive. It uses it for blood clotting, muscle movement, and inflammation.

(This is why zero fat diets don’t work, by the way.)

Like with anything else, unsaturated fats are only healthy in moderation… but you might be surprised to learn that they come with great health benefits.

Unsaturated fats keep your heart healthy, reduce your risk of heart disease, lower your cholesterol, and reduce your risk of having a stroke.

Luckily, unsaturated fats are very common, and it’s very easy to have them replace the saturated fats in your diet.

The best place to start is with your cooking oil. Olive oil is your best bet - easy to find, goes with everything.

Feel like a snack? Nuts are the way to go.

And for your main course, consider fish. Fish and their oils are excellent sources of unsaturated fat. Just don’t ruin the fun by ordering them deep-fried.

The list goes on, so we’ll leave it to you to check your nutrition labels. Since not all labels specify unsaturated fats, go for foods with some amount of total fat and little to no saturated fat. And absolutely no trans fat!

Bad Fat
Saturated fat and trans fat are the bad fats.

Saturated fat is natural. It’s not exactly healthy, but it’s at least natural. Saturated fat can quickly raise your cholesterol and increase your risk of heart disease.

Hate to break it to you, but in our current food landscape saturated fat is everywhere.

Meat, dairy products, anything greasy – those are all huge sources of saturated fat. That’s why we at Fit Body Boot Camp are so big on having a carefully planned diet.

Saturated fat you can deal with as long as you keep it under control.

Trans fat?

You shouldn’t go anywhere near trans fat.

Trans fat is an artificial substance created to keep food from rotting.

Basically, if you see anything with a significant amount of trans fat, you can guarantee that the food isn’t fresh.

And if the thought of non-fresh food isn’t gross enough already, keep this in mind:

Because it isn’t a natural food, our bodies haven’t developed the ability to digest trans fat. It causes needless inflammation, which increases your chance of heart disease, diabetes, and even stroke.

And, of course, it raises your cholesterol.

There you go – mystery solved!

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