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A Guide on Bad and Good Fats.

A research done has shown 40{890298a957967c63b4b61a1013456c80f9c1c209c7ed277ca0a53fd14e8e170d} of Americans are obese, this is a worrying trend. Most people blame fat as the cause of obesity. There are 2 categories of fat, the bad and the good. Here is a guide on how to differentiate between a good and a bad fat.

For fear of avoiding to add weight, most people avoid taking fat. Low fat foods is the alternative for most people. Good fat is essential for our bodies to function, just like carbohydrates and proteins.

For energy our bodies need dietary fat. Our bodies store body fat, which most people confuse with dietary fat. Good cholesterol fat and dietary fat are needed by our bodies.

The importance of good fat in our body, which include polyunsaturated and monosaturated fat cannot be underestimated. There are several advantages of consuming these fats, such as they lower the risk of stroke, heart diseases, blood pressure and prevent atherosclerosis.

Foods that you can get monosaturated fats from are olives, nuts, peanut butter and avocado oil. Olives, peanut and sesame are also good sources of monosaturated oil.

Did you know walnuts, flaxseeds, fatty fish and soybean oil are great sources of polyunsaturated fats? Consider taking seeds such as pumpkin, sunflower and sesame for polyunsaturated fats.

If you eat healthy fats in moderation your energy levels will be fueled up and you don’t have to worry about adding weight. To get a list of all healthy oils and fats, Kegenix will be helpful.

When you consume unhealthy fats, not only will your cholesterol levels rise, but you are at a risk of getting cardiovascular disease and your waist increasing.

Trans fat is considered to be one of the bad fats, not only does it lower the good fat it makes the bad fat to rise. Trans-fat is found in meat and dairy, for this reason it is almost impossible to eliminate it completely. Baked goods like pizza and cookies have trans-fat, these are some of the most delicious food. Did you know snacks like chips and microwave popcorn also contain trans-fat? Vegetable oil and fried food also contain trans-fat.

As much as saturated fat is under this category of bad fats, it is a better option compared to trans-fat. The saturated fat make the bad cholesterol increase but it will not decrease the good cholesterol. It is important you consume the saturated fat in moderation, instead of eliminating it.

Some of the people that consume regularly and contain saturated fat are, red meat, coconut oil, butter and many more. Since it is not possible to completely eliminate the saturated fat, consuming them once in a while is okay.

After reading this article, it will be easier for you to make better decisions when it comes to bad and good fats. To learn more about nutrition and recipes, check out this section of our blog.