Wait, good fat doesn’t make you fat?
How can this be?
After all, it’s name is “fat”, not “skinny”!
Fat has long been seen as the villain that we should avoid in order to keep our weight down and improve heart health.
However, the people who buy into this myth may be doing more harm than good.
That’s correct. As counter-intuitive as it sounds, good fat doesn’t make you fat, or lead to an increase in heart problems.
Instead, good fat is an essential nutrient to our bodies, which boosts brain health and actually helps us lose weight.
It’s important to understand, there are “good” and “bad” fats.
So, how do you know which is which?
Well, it’s easier than you might think. Most bad fats are man-made and created in factories.
Another word for bad fats are trans fats. If you see these on the back of a package or carton, run the other direction!
In studies, trans fats link to heart disease and other issues. However, they are not the good fats we find in nuts, avocados, coconuts, animal meat, etc.
These good fats are known as saturated and unsaturated fat. Both are extremely beneficial, and necessary for our bodies.
Not only are they essential, they also serve as an excellent source of fuel. Mostly, because they burn very slow and therefore give long, sustainable energy.
Compare this type of fuel to carbohydrates that are typically very short bursts of energy, that leave us wanting more and more. This leads to us consuming more food than we typically would otherwise.
So, why does fat get such a bad reputation?
Due to a huge marketing campaign by the sugar industry, fat is known as the “cause” of heart disease. Which leads to thousands of fat-free items across grocery stores.
Many Americans believe fat is the villain. The good news is this idea was more popular in the past, and recently has started to reverse. Yet it still perpetuates much of main-stream America.
With new research and information coming out, good fat is finally starting to get the respect it deserves.
If you’re looking to lose weight this summer, increase your fat intake and give yourself a boost in hitting your goal.
Also, check out are recent blog post on the 3 factors to weight-loss
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