It's being ages now that doctors, dietitians & nutritionist advice that a low-fat diet is a key to losing weight, managing cholesterol, and preventing health problems.
But more than just the amount of fat, it's the types of fat you eat that really matter. Bad fats increase cholesterol and your risk of certain diseases, while good fats protect your heart and support overall health.
TYPES OF FATS:
There are mainly two major types of fats:-
Take care of your body, that's the only place you have to live in!!! Monounsaturated fats and polyunsaturated fats are known as the "good fats" because they are good for your heart, your cholesterol, and your overall health.
Saturated fats and trans fats are known as the "bad fats" because they increase your risk of disease and elevate cholesterol.
General guidelines for choosing healthy fats:
- Try to eliminate trans fats from your diet.
- Check food labels for trans fats.
- Avoid commercially baked products. Also, limit fast food.
- Limit your intake of saturated fats by cutting back on red meat and full-fat.
- Try replacing red meat with beans, nuts, poultry, and fish whenever possible and switch from whole milk and other full-fat dairy foods to lower fat versions.
- Eat omega-3 fats every day. Good sources include fish, walnuts, etc.
- Include flaxseed oil, canola oil, and soybean oil in your day to day life.