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How well do you know your SFs and TFs?

15 May

Fat is the most concentrated source of energy (i.e., calories) but not all fat, deserves aad reputation.  Good fats — like extra-virgin olive oil and canola oil — are an essential part of a healthy diet.

Fats have several important functions in our overall health. For example fat plays a role in making vitamin D  and other hormones, cushions your vital organs and bones, keeps your cells healthy, and aids in the absorption of vitamins A, E, and K. Nuts and seeds, which are rich in healthy oils, can help reduce LDL (the “bad”) cholesterol levels, while oily fish that contain omega-3 fatty acids can help lower high triglyceride levels (levels of fats that circulate in the blood), making the blood less sticky and thus less likely to clot and cause a heart attack or stroke.

A healthy diet plan must include a plan for you to obtain good or essential  fats otherwise forget it. Not only are they considered essential fats, meaning you must consume them in your diet to maintain good health, but they add flavor and texture to foods and help you feel satisfied.

   Here are the bad fats which you should avoid like the plague becasue these are the culprits that lead to heart disease and attacks

Bad fats:

Saturated fat exists in solid form at room temperature. It’s found in animal products and some tropical vegetable oils, like palm kernel oil. Eating too much saturated fat can lead to high LDL (“bad”) cholesterol, which can ultimately contribute to heart disease.

Trans fats are created when an unsaturated fat (like vegetable oil) is chemically altered so that it stays solid at room temperature. Consuming trans fats can lead to clogged arteries. Trans fats are found in processed foods like chips, baked goods, and fast foods. You’ll see the words “hydrogenated” or “partially hydrogenated” on the ingredient label if trans fats are present.

 It is recommended that children under the age of two should not be on a fat-restricted diet, since fat is important for proper brain development.

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